Disaster Preparedness of Patients with Parkinson's Disease Living at Home and Their Process of Becoming Prepare Toshiko Ishizuka 1 , Yuko Uda 1 , Chihumi Inagaki 1 , Sumi Misawa 2 Keyword: 災害 , 備え , パーキンソン病 , あきらめない , Disaster , preparedness , Parkinson's disease , not giving up pp.30-41
Published Date 2020/5/31
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.7008200528
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Objective: To clarify the disaster preparedness of patients with Parkinson's disease living at home and their process of becoming prepared.

Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 17 patients with Parkinson's disease who live at home and belong to a peer group. The obtained data were analyzed using M-GTA.

Results: Patients with Parkinson's disease living at home were “preparing themselves for both daily life and disasters,” and their preparedness was characterized by 4 approaches: “storing medications to maintain life,” “routinely storing daily necessities,” “performing physical activities to prevent the progression of the disease,” and “maintaining favorable relationships with others as supporters.” This process provided a basis for “leading a proactive life” and “accepting the disease and enjoying life,” with “support from the spouse and other family members” and “mutual support and help among peers.” It also promoted “never-give-up attitudes,” represented by “the will to live even if a disaster occurs,” leading to “preparing themselves for both daily life and disasters.”.

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