Phenomenological Research on Recovery Lived Experience of Stroke Inpatients

뇌졸중 입원 환자들의 회복체험에 관한 현상학적 연구

  • Song, A-Young (Department of Occupational Therapy, The Graduate School, Konyang University) ;
  • Kim, Su-Kyoung (Department of Occupational Therapy, Konyang University)
  • 송아영 (건양대학교 대학원 작업치료학과) ;
  • 김수경 (건양대학교 작업치료학과)
  • Received : 2017.05.10
  • Accepted : 2017.07.07
  • Published : 2017.07.31


The components that influence recovery were investigated to understand the recovery lived experience of stroke inpatients. Using the phenomenological research methodology reported by Giorgi, 3 conversation sessions were performed on 12 stroke inpatients. The conversations were recorded through agreement, in which the data were analyzed according to the scientific phenomenological methods. Sixteen summarized meaning units were integrated to deduct 10 main meanings and 6 themes. The themes of the restoration experience included the burden of help, performance of independent roles, self-overcoming, return to society, psychological support, and enhanced motivation for recovery. This can be used as data to predict the difficulty that stroke patients experience during hospitalization and propose a direction of intervention for restoration. Rehabilitation experts must provide intervention for the restoration of stroke patients based on the formation of a therapeutic relationship to strengthen the psychological support and motivation, and make strategies for self-overcoming and a proper cooperation relationship with their family.


Giorgi's phenomenological research;Hospitalization;Occupational therapy;Recovery;Stroke


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