Care giving in early adulthood: an exploration into the occupational engagement of young adult carers

King, Philip and Cole, Fiona (2017) Care giving in early adulthood: an exploration into the occupational engagement of young adult carers. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 80 (S8). p. 119.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/0308022617724785

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to improve understanding of the lived experiences of young adult carers (YACs), analysing the effects of their roles and responsibilities on their occupational engagement. The aim was to gain a real-life narrative while applying occupational and life-span development theory to enhance knowledge of this under-represented group within existing research. A qualitative, phenomenological methodology was adopted, using purposive sampling and individual semi-structured interviews to gather data. Three participants, aged 18–25, took part and provided rich data of their experiences. Interviews were digitally recorded and transcribed verbatim to improve validity. Post-transcription respondent validation further ensured trustworthiness and reduced any potential researcher bias.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
Publisher: SAGE Publications / College of Occupational Therapists
ISSN: 1477-6006
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Rehabilitation and Social Work > Rehabilitation
Additional Information: Meeting/poster abstract: P133.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 11:33
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2017 17:50
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3231

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