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|Author||Reynolds F., Vivat B., Prior S.|
|Title||Women's experiences of increasing subjective well-being in CFS/ME through leisure-based arts and crafts activities: A qualitative study|
Reynolds F., Vivat B., Prior S.; Women's experiences of increasing subjective well-being in CFS/ME through leisure-based arts and crafts activities: A qualitative study ;Disability and Rehabilitation vol:30 issue: 17 page:1279.0
|Keywords||Art; Chronic fatigue; Creativity; Interpretative phenomenological analysis; Leisure; Occupation; Subjective well-being
|Link to article|| https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-53249105449&doi=10.1080%2f09638280701654518&partnerID=40&md5=a6de9f7eca77f19ee51bfcfe3a655685
|Abstract||Purpose. To understand the meanings of art-making among a group of women living with the occupational constraints and stigma of CFS/ME. The study explored their initial motives for art-making, and then examined how art-making had subsequently influenced their subjective well-being. Method. Ten women with CFS/ME were interviewed; three provided lengthy written accounts to the interview questions. Findings. Illness had resulted in devastating occupational and role loss. Participants took many years to make positive lifestyle changes. Art-making was typically discovered once participants had accepted the long-term nature of CFS/ME, accommodated to illness, and reprioritized occupations. Several factors then attracted participants specifically to art-making. It was perceived as manageable within the constraints of ill-health. Participants also tended to be familiar with craft skills; had family members interested in arts and crafts, and some desired a means to express grief and loss. Once established as a leisure activity, art-making increased subjective well-being mainly through providing increased satisfaction in daily life, positive self-image, hope, and contact with the outside world. Participants recommended provision of occupational/recreational counselling earlier in the illness trajectory. Conclusions. Creative art-making occurred as part of a broader acceptance and adjustment process to CFS/ME, and allowed some psychological escape from a circumscribed lifeworld.
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