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dc.contributor.authorAplin, Tammy
dc.contributor.authorThornton, Heloise
dc.contributor.authorGustafsson, Louise
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-03T23:51:44Z
dc.date.available2018-09-03T23:51:44Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1103-8128
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/11038128.2017.1280079
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/380265
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this paper was to investigate the experience of home for parents and carers of children with disabilities in Australia. Data for this qualitative study were gathered using semi-structured interviews with four families living in their own homes. An inductive thematic analysis revealed two main themes. The first was titled ‘Aspects making everyday life easier’ explored the aspects of the home environment that facilitated home life for the child, including access to transport, services, family and home modifications. The second theme ‘Decisions and efforts to create opportunities for the child’ emphasized the efforts made by parents and carers to promote their child’s independence and participation including a strong consideration for their children’s future needs. The study indicated that the location of home, appropriate home modifications and planning for the future defined the experience of home for parents and carers. These findings identify some important considerations for occupational therapists when providing services in the homes of families with children who have a disability.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom260
dc.relation.ispartofpageto266
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalScandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
dc.relation.ispartofvolume25
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110399
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.titleThe unique experience of home for parents and carers of children with disabilities
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorGustafsson, Louise


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