Changes in life roles after hand injury.

  title={Changes in life roles after hand injury.},
  author={Jaime Starck Schier and Josephine L Chan},
  journal={Journal of hand therapy : official journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={57-68; quiz 69}
This study examines how acute hand injuries affect patients in their roles as spouse, caregiver, and/or worker. Qualitative data from patient interviews were used to analyze how these life roles were affected by the individuals' hand injuries. Data were extracted from interviews of three hand patients who had one or more roles of spouse, caregiver, and/or worker affected by their injury. Data were then examined and categorized for each life role by participant. Participants' views of how hand… CONTINUE READING

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