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A Qualitative Study of Illness Narratives that Demonstrate the Master Plot of Overcoming the Monster and Support Stroke Survivors in Utilising it

Version 1 : Received: 22 July 2021 / Approved: 23 July 2021 / Online: 23 July 2021 (10:54:47 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 30 July 2021 / Approved: 30 July 2021 / Online: 30 July 2021 (15:10:28 CEST)

How to cite: Alawafi, R.; Soundy, A.; Rosewilliam, S. A Qualitative Study of Illness Narratives that Demonstrate the Master Plot of Overcoming the Monster and Support Stroke Survivors in Utilising it. Preprints 2021, 2021070538 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0538.v1). Alawafi, R.; Soundy, A.; Rosewilliam, S. A Qualitative Study of Illness Narratives that Demonstrate the Master Plot of Overcoming the Monster and Support Stroke Survivors in Utilising it. Preprints 2021, 2021070538 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0538.v1).

Abstract

(1) Background; limited research exists which considers master plots expressed by individuals with Stroke. The literature so far has focused on identified pre-established illness narrative types; (2). Methods: A narrative method was selected and a purposive sample of individuals with Stroke are identified. A categorical-form analysis was undertaken; (3) Results: A narrative master plot named overcoming the monster is identified and explored for its components and located temporally for each participant; (4) Conclusions: Health care professionals need to understand the importance of understanding the master plot overcoming the monster. This research supports the need for health care professionals to recognise and support narratives by listening in a non-directive way.

Keywords

Stroke; Qualitative; Narrative; Master Plot; Experience; Perception

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