ID 111052
タイトル別表記
The lived experience of a woman in her 50 s with a lower limb prosthetic device
著者
重松, 奈津子 徳島大学
梅野, 薫 徳島大学
林, 愛恵 徳島大学
小谷, 和男 小谷義肢
キーワード
lower limb amputation
ambulation
Lower limb prosthetic device
lived experience
資料タイプ
学術雑誌論文
抄録
It is imperative that a concern of physical function is addressed such as ability to walk, and how the disease and the sophistication of artificial devices influence person’s quality of life(QOL). A woman in her 50s who has a lower limb prosthetic device after amputation. She lived with this prosthesis for more than 20 years. Interviews were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed. The findings of the study revealed that hoping for a better QOL can be lost due to unbearable suffering from adverse reactions during chemotherapy. This lived experience made her decide to discontinue chemotherapy giving her greater than expected grief experience than her postamputation. Watchful ambulation became distinctive and purposive with each step so as not to fall. This walking style was to show her normal gait, rather than worrying about the gaze from people. Furthermore, it was found that feelings of incompleteness still existed even with the prosthetic device. This was often attributed to the physical pain and discomfort while wearing this device even while knowing that she is now a whole person. Still she felt incomplete in the moment. Visible artificial device becoming her essential part, provided a meaningful life that enabled her to grow with the family.
掲載誌名
四国医学雑誌
ISSN
00373699
cat書誌ID
AN00102041
出版者
徳島医学会
73
3-4
開始ページ
183
終了ページ
186
並び順
183
発行日
2017-08-25
EDB ID
フルテキストファイル
言語
jpn
著者版フラグ
出版社版
部局
医学系