“Life in Paradox”: Experiences of Young Adult Stroke Survivors

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/623745
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Level of Evidence:
Qualitative Study, Phenomenology
Research Approach:
Qualitative Research
Title:
“Life in Paradox”: Experiences of Young Adult Stroke Survivors
Author(s):
Martinez, Rudolf Cymorr Kirby ( 0000-0002-5323-5108 ) ; Macuja, Migliore Hadeel; Manzo, Paul Remson; Bujawe, Sarah Jane; De Guzman, Joben William; Dupet, Jian Marco; Caoagas, Jan Joelle
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Rudolf Cymorr Kirby P. Martinez, PhD, MA, RN, CAA, LMT, CSTP, FRIN, e-mail: rmartinez@sanbeda.edu.ph
Abstract:

This study, rooted on phenomenological approach, explored the experiences of post-stoke young adults. Seven (7) participants were gathered as co-researchers and were selected thoroughly based on the following criteria: 1) They are Filipino who had stroke at the age of 15-35 and 2) They are able and willing to articulate, participate, and share their life experiences.

Further, the experiences of the participants were gathered and enhanced through the following methods: 1) Interview, and 2) Storytelling. Subsequently, three levels of analysis were done ensuing the process developed by Martinez (2013), grounded on interpretative phenomenology. Through the process of reflective analysis, three themes have emerged and are as follows:

(a) “Sometimes, what is forbidden is pleasurable”: Dilemma of Needs and Wants

(b) “I accepted it... my family is still accepting it”: Centrality and Ambiguity of the Family

(c) “I become feeble but stronger”: Resilience in Vulnerability

The themes represent a recurring pattern among the lives of the co-researchers from having the desire to change their old ways and habits but acting otherwise. Further, these patterns are reflected in the positionality of their family as both a burden that reminds them that they have a disease yet serves as the main reason they continue to fight. This also mirrors how they view stroke as something that defeated them but in the process taught them resilience in life. The insight of a “life in paradox”, then serves as the central essence of the study.

Insights from the study suggest that the experience of the co-researchers is more than an individual experience of conflict resolution but a phenomenon of family’s contextualization. Studies that explore compliance among post stroke young adult as well as family involvement in rehabilitation is then suggested.

Keywords:
Stroke in Young Adults; Stroke Survivors; Phenomenological Study
CINAHL Headings:
Stroke; Survivors; Life Experiences; Young Adult; Stroke--Complications; Adaptation; Adaptation, Psychological
Repository Posting Date:
8-Feb-2018
Date of Publication:
8-Feb-2018
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
10th National Nursing Research Conference
Conference Host:
Philippine Nursing Research Society Inc
Conference Location:
Naga City, Albay, Philippines
Note:
This work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.evidence.levelQualitative Study, Phenomenologyen
dc.research.approachQualitative Researchen
dc.title“Life in Paradox”: Experiences of Young Adult Stroke Survivorsen_US
dc.contributor.authorMartinez, Rudolf Cymorr Kirbyen
dc.contributor.authorMacuja, Migliore Hadeelen
dc.contributor.authorManzo, Paul Remsonen
dc.contributor.authorBujawe, Sarah Janeen
dc.contributor.authorDe Guzman, Joben Williamen
dc.contributor.authorDupet, Jian Marcoen
dc.contributor.authorCaoagas, Jan Joelleen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsRudolf Cymorr Kirby P. Martinez, PhD, MA, RN, CAA, LMT, CSTP, FRIN, e-mail: rmartinez@sanbeda.edu.phen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/623745-
dc.description.abstract<p>This study, rooted on phenomenological approach, explored the experiences of post-stoke young adults. Seven (7) participants were gathered as co-researchers and were selected thoroughly based on the following criteria: 1) They are Filipino who had stroke at the age of 15-35 and 2) They are able and willing to articulate, participate, and share their life experiences.</p> <p>Further, the experiences of the participants were gathered and enhanced through the following methods: 1) Interview, and 2) Storytelling. Subsequently, three levels of analysis were done ensuing the process developed by Martinez (2013), grounded on interpretative phenomenology. Through the process of reflective analysis, three themes have emerged and are as follows:</p> <p>(a) <em>“Sometimes, what is forbidden is pleasurable”:</em> Dilemma of Needs and Wants</p> <p>(b) “<em>I accepted it... my family is still accepting it</em>”: Centrality and Ambiguity of the Family</p> <p>(c) <em>“I become feeble but stronger”: </em>Resilience in Vulnerability</p> <p>The themes represent a recurring pattern among the lives of the co-researchers from having the desire to change their old ways and habits but acting otherwise. Further, these patterns are reflected in the positionality of their family as both a burden that reminds them that they have a disease yet serves as the main reason they continue to fight. This also mirrors how they view stroke as something that defeated them but in the process taught them resilience in life. The insight of a “life in paradox”, then serves as the central essence of the study.</p> <p>Insights from the study suggest that the experience of the co-researchers is more than an individual experience of conflict resolution but a phenomenon of family’s contextualization. Studies that explore compliance among post stroke young adult as well as family involvement in rehabilitation is then suggested.</p>en
dc.subjectStroke in Young Adultsen
dc.subjectStroke Survivorsen
dc.subjectPhenomenological Studyen
dc.subject.cinahlStrokeen
dc.subject.cinahlSurvivorsen
dc.subject.cinahlLife Experiencesen
dc.subject.cinahlYoung Adulten
dc.subject.cinahlStroke--Complicationsen
dc.subject.cinahlAdaptationen
dc.subject.cinahlAdaptation, Psychologicalen
dc.date.available2018-02-08T15:23:13Z-
dc.date.issued2018-02-08-
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-08T15:23:13Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name10th National Nursing Research Conferenceen
dc.conference.hostPhilippine Nursing Research Society Incen
dc.conference.locationNaga City, Albay, Philippinesen
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
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