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Qom Univ Med Sci J 2016, 10(3): 28-37 Back to browse issues page
Lived Experience of Self-Care in Blind Individuals: A Phenomenological Study
Mahmood Shamshir i1, Nooredin Mohammadi2, Mohammad Ali Mohammadi1, Mehdi Heidarzadeh1, Naser Mozafari1, Sakineh Karimipour3, Mohammad Abbasi *4
1- 1Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran.
2- 2Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- 3Bu-Ali Hospital, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran.
4- 4Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran. , mohamad_abbasi55@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (6367 Views)

Background and Objectives: Blindness is a serious condition, which can affect mental balance and general organized personality of blind person. This study was carried out with the purpose of explaining the lived experience of self-care in blind individuals.

Methods: in this study, interpretive phenomenology was used to conduct the study. Through a purposeful sampling, 8 in-depth semi structured interviews were performed for 8 participants, which their duration was between 50-120 minutes. The method introduced by van Manen was used to perform the research and extract the concepts.

Results: Analysis of the data led to three concepts, including “Being through discipline”, “independent through discipline”, and “protection of discipline”, which finally caused the appearance of the main concept, “self-care through a disciplined life”.

Conclusion: Blind individuals benefit from a disciplined lifestyle to have an independent life, and also expect this kind of discipline from others. Therefore, it is necessary that family members and health care providers consider the concept of disciplined life.

Keywords: Self care, Visually impaired persons, Interpretive phenomenology, Life.
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Type of Study: Original Article |
Received: 2016/05/17 | Accepted: 2016/05/17 | Published: 2016/05/17


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