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“It Sounds Like a Drama:” Hearing Stories of Chronic Low Back Pain Through Poetic (Re)presentation

Cross, Vinette; McGowan, Janet; McCrum, Carol; Defever, Emmanuel; Stenner, Paul; Lloyd, Phil; Poole, Robert and Moore, Ann P (2016). “It Sounds Like a Drama:” Hearing Stories of Chronic Low Back Pain Through Poetic (Re)presentation. Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation, 30 pp. 1–9.

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Abstract

A poetic voice develops in different ways and from different sources. In this paper, a poetic voice is brought to the experiences of patients and family members as recounted in the first phase of a UK National Health Service funded Q-methodological study, the key outcomes of which are summarized. Their stories are presented as a single poetic performance text crafted from the analysis of combined transcripts of three focus group discussions. The performance bears witness to the sadness, frustration, and resolve of those living with chronic low back pain, and offers an additional hearing to that provided by the main study.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Authors
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
An exploration of self-care in chronic low-back disorder from the perspective of practitioners and patients: a Q methodological study.PB-PG-0909-20039Research for Patient Benefit Programme grant from the National Institute for Health Research
Keywords: Chronic illness; low back pain; poetic representation; narrative; reflexivity; Q-methodology
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology and Counselling > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology and Counselling
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 48025
Depositing User: Paul Stenner
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2018 08:27
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2019 08:36
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/48025
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