Dramaturgical Challenges of Parkinson's Disease

  title={Dramaturgical Challenges of Parkinson's Disease},
  author={Kathleen Doyle Lyons and Linda Tickle-Degnen},
  journal={OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health},
  pages={27 - 34}
Being able to engage in satisfying and effective interpersonal interactions is an important component of health. Parkinson's disease (PD) is an example of a chronic illness that can make social interactions difficult and awkward. The aim of this study was to explore the nature of the challenges people with PD face during social occupations. Following a collective case study design, two men and one woman each participated in two qualitative interviews. Dramaturgical analysis of the interview… 

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