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dc.contributor.advisor Grant Kalischuk, Ruth
dc.contributor.author Perry, Jill
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. School of Health Sciences
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-08T17:43:16Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-08T17:43:16Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/734
dc.description x, 98 leaves ; 29 cm. -- en
dc.description.abstract Using a phenomenological hermeneutic methodology, this thesis describes the lived experience of people with mobility impairments in the context of their home environment. Nine individuals with mobility impairments were interviewed at length regarding their experiences in their homes. From the resulting narratives, the data were arranged under three thematic statements: Doing my thing, Being myself, and Evolving with my environment. The study highlights the interdependent nature of the person-environment-occupation relationship and reveals the potential for an enabling home design to affect all areas of human occupation (self-care, productivity and leisure). The efficient performance of self-care activities in the home emerged as being somewhat predictive of the extent to which participants were involved in the areas of productivity and leisure. This thesis offers support for the social model of disability and illuminates the need for incorporating universal design in all homes. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, School of Health Sciences, 2008 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. School of Health Sciences) en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Electronic dissertations en
dc.subject People with disabilities -- Independent living en
dc.subject People with disabilities -- Orientation and mobility en
dc.subject Barrier free design en
dc.subject People with disabilities -- Social conditions en
dc.subject People with disabilities -- Housing en
dc.title Designed for life : disabled/enabled at home en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en

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