A qualitative study of the effect of limb injury/surgery on participation

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dc.contributor.advisor Timmons, Suzanne en
dc.contributor.advisor Fox, Siobhan en
dc.contributor.author Khan, Talha
dc.contributor.other The Westgate Foundation en
dc.contributor.role Civil Society Organization en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-13T15:50:05Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-13T15:50:05Z
dc.date.issued 2021-03-16
dc.identifier.citation Khan, T. (2021) A qualitative study of the effect of limb injury/surgery on participation. Cork: Community-Academic Research Links, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.endpage 30 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/12096
dc.description.abstract Objectives: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) defines participation as involvement in life. Participation is a key component of human functioning that is at risk of being impaired when an individual experiences illness or disability. One context in which participation may be impaired is in the event of Limb Injury or Surgery. Older people are particularly vulnerable, with impaired participation due to pre-existing disability or illnesses potentially being exacerbated by the impact of a Limb Injury/Surgery. The aim of this project is to explore the effect of Limb Injury/Surgery on participation in older clients of the Westgate Foundation Active Retirement Club. Methods: The data was collected by using six face-to-face, semi-structured interviews, lasting approximately 30 minutes, with members of the Westgate Foundation Active Retirement Club. The interview topics focused on the nature of the injury/surgery and how this has impacted participation. Transcripts of the interviews were then coded and analysed using Thematic Analysis. Results: Participation was negatively impacted following Limb Injury/Surgery for all participants interviewed. Participation was decreased in the domains of mobility, self-care, domestic life, interpersonal interactions and relationships, and community, social and civic life. Mobility was independently decreased and also led to a subsequent decrease in the other domains of participation. Participation in the domains of communication and major life areas was not decreased among those with limb injury or surgery. Supports varied, including home support services and disability aids, with family help and organizations such as the Westgate Foundation highlighted as significant facilitators for participation. Conclusion: Limb Injury/Surgery has a negative impact upon participation. Increasing mobility, both within the home and outside, can increase participation across most domains due to its knock-on effect. Access to supports should be considered prior to discharge to facilitate allocation of appropriate resources and services within a community setting. This highlights the need for community services and organisations that may serve as protective factors against the loss of participation in those with limb injuries or surgeries. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Community-Academic Research Links, University College Cork en
dc.relation.ispartofseries CARL Research Reports;120
dc.relation.uri https://www.ucc.ie/en/scishop/rr/
dc.rights ©2021, Talha Khan. en
dc.subject Limb injury en
dc.subject Surgery en
dc.subject Participation en
dc.subject Mobility en
dc.subject Self-care en
dc.subject Home support services en
dc.subject Disability aids en
dc.subject Westgate Foundation en
dc.title A qualitative study of the effect of limb injury/surgery on participation en
dc.type Report en
dc.type.qualificationname Graduate-Entry Medicine en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.placepublication Cork en


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