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Boluki S, Dadgoo M, Nurizadeh dehkordi S, Kamali M. The Effect of Knowledge & Learning on Perception and Experience of Independence among Patients with Spinal Cord Injury. PTJ. 2014; 4 (1) :20-24
URL: http://ptj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-129-en.html

1- MSc PT tehran university
2- assistant professor School of Rehabilitation Science, Iran University of Medical Sciences
3- assistant professor school of rehabilitation sciences
4- Associate professor school of rehabilitation sciences
Abstract:   (1044 Views)
Purpose: Individuals’ personal awareness and learning after spinal cord injury is one of the most important factors in patients’ confrontation with subsequent disabilities and new life style which affects their ultimate independence. This article is an abstracted result of a qualitative study on effective factors of independence among patients with spinal cord injury. 
Methods: This study adopts a phenomenological qualitative approach and chooses its research samples from individuals with spinal cord injury including four women and seven men with paraplegic and tetraplegic SCI who live in Tehran. The data gathered trough Indepth semi-structural interviews and interpreted using Coliazzi’s method. 
Results: The data divided into 10 categories and 38 subcategories arranging in three general domains: the individual, familial and social. Knowledge and learning are important categories in the individual domain which includes five subcategories: Initial knowledge level, searching for information, learning from similar pattern, needs based learning, learning from experience and repetition. 
Conclusion: The research shows that the amount of information about the spinal cord injury before and learning more information after the injury influences on the sense of independence, and individuals who trying more to learn about their subsequent difficulties and needs are more successful in their future life.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/09/5 | Accepted: 2014/02/10 | Published: 2014/04/1

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