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‘It makes me feel old’: understanding the experience of recovery from ankle fracture at 6 months in people aged 50 years and over

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Ankle fracture is a common injury and depending on injury severity treatment may be a support boot, cast or surgery. Older people, particularly those with severe injuries who are asked to restrict weight bearing, struggle with early recovery. To elicit older peoples’ experience of recovery 6 months after injury we drew on a phenomenological approach using interviews. Findings revealed that getting on with life was a way of accepting what it feels like to ‘be vulnerable’, needing to ‘be safe’ ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/10497323231153605

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Sub department:
Botnar Research Centre
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-3973-360X
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-3644-1388
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-7249-6496
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
Qualitative Health Research More from this journal
Volume:
33
Issue:
4
Pages:
308-320
Publication date:
2023-02-06
Acceptance date:
2022-12-14
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ISSN:
1049-7323
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1316482
Local pid:
pubs:1316482
Deposit date:
2022-12-21

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