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The Phenomenological Study on Driving Experience of the Drivers With Stroke

NAMHAE JUNG 1 Moonyoung Chang 2 Kyeong-Mi Kim 2

1동서대학교
2인제대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objective : The aim of this study is to understand the driving experience and adaptive strategy of drivers after astroke using a phenomenological method. Methods : A phenomenological method was applied to this qualitative research to investigate the experiences offive drivers regarding their difficulties and strategies while driving after a stroke. Their disability ranking was 4or 5. To gather information, the researcher had face-to-face conversations at each driver’s home. The interviewcontent was recorded, transcribed, and analyzed. Results : Three themes, 12 main ideas, and 24 meaning units were presented. After their stroke, the driversexperienced anxiety in their driving capacity, interference and negative reactions from other people, perceptualproblems and environmental barriers, and they implemented coping strategies such as gathering first-handinformation, self-encouragement, installation of assistive devices and gear transmissions, avoided exposure todangers, and actively pursued their social rights. After their stroke, the drivers easily performed their roles,rested, and enjoyed leisure time through driving, consequently leading to an improvement in their self satisfaction. Conclusion : Predicting certain difficulties and applying planning strategies will be an efficient and safe method notonly for stroke patients but also their families and driving rehabilitation specialists. This study will be used asbasic data for such research.

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