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dc.contributor.authorSeckam, Abdul
dc.contributor.authorHallingberg, Britt
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-22T14:01:59Z
dc.date.available2021-03-22T14:01:59Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn1747-0307
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/11346
dc.descriptionArticle accepted for publication in British Journal of Neuroscience Nursingen_US
dc.description.abstractStroke is a public health concern and the emergence of the COVID-19 virus has compounded the situation for social support/ rehabilitation groups for stroke survivors. Many stroke survivors were required to self-isolate for 12 weeks or more according to government rules and regulations. This has led to the use of innovative technological platforms (e.g. Zoom) for delivering rehabilitation activities through ‘Life After Stroke Group’ sessions, such as choir practice for stroke survivors. The purpose of this study was to explore Stroke Survivors’ experiences and perceptions of engaging, or choosing not to engage, in a virtual choir (VC) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eight participants were recruited from the Stroke Association, ‘Strike a Chord’ VC. Semi-structured interviews were conducted, and the verbatim transcriptions were analysed using thematic analysis. Three main themes were identified: experience of singing in a choir, VCs and me and yearning to sing face-to-face with respective subthemes. The experience and perceptions presented here are intertwined. Whilst most stroke survivors perceived VC as a positive platform for providing a sense of belonging (community), there was a sense of yearning for face-to-face singing. This research may offer some support for those facilitating social and meaningful virtual group activities to groups in communities that may struggle with communication and digital literacyen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMark Allen Healthcareen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBritish Journal of Neuroscience Nursing;
dc.subjectsingingen_US
dc.subjecttechnologyen_US
dc.titleStroke Survivors’ experiences and perceptions of engaging, or choosing not to engage, in a virtual choir (VC) during the global pandemicen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-03-18
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2100-01-01
rioxxterms.funder.project37baf166-7129-4cd4-b6a1-507454d1372een_US


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