Social circus program (Cirque du Soleil) promoting social participation of young people living with physical disabilities in transition to adulthood : a qualitative pilot study

Loiselle, Frédéric (École de réadaptation, Université de Montréal, Canada ; Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation de Montréal (CRIR), Montreal, Canada ; CIUSSS-Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal/Installation Centre de réadaptation Lucie-Bruneau (CRLB), Montreal, Canada) ; Rochette, Annie (École de réadaptation, Université de Montréal, Canada ; Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation de Montréal (CRIR), Montreal, Canada) ; Tétreault, Sylvie (Haute école de travail social et de la santé EESP Lausanne, HES-SO Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en réadaptation et intégration sociale (CIRRIS), Quebec, Canada ; Centre de réadaptation de l’Estrie (CRE), Sherbrooke, Canada) ; Lafortune, Michel (Clinical psychologist, social circus program development consultant, Montreal, Canada) ; Bastien, Josée (Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal, Montreal, Canada)

Purpose: To explore the perceived impact of a social circus program on the participation level of young adults’ living with physical disabilities from their own and their parents’ perspective. Method: Exploratory phenomenological qualitative design. A social circus program was offered for nine months. Perceived participation level was documented through pre and post semi-structured interviews. A pretested interview guide was used. Interviews were transcribed and coded by two independent researchers. Results: The average age of the participants (n = 9) was 20.0 ± 1.4 years with 2/9 being female. Participation was perceived as being improved after the intervention from both perspectives (participants and parents) mainly for communication, mobility, relationships, community life and responsibilities.The intervention was perceived as strengthening self-perception and self-efficacy, which in turn enhanced participation level and decreased parents’ bounding. Conclusion: The results show promises for social circus as a new approach in adult physical rehabilitationfor this population in transition.


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Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Santé
Branch:
Ergothérapie
School:
HETS&Sa | EESP
Institute:
LaReSS - Laboratoire de Recherche Santé-Social de la Haute Ecole de travail social et de la santé EESP Lausanne
Subject(s):
Santé
Date:
2018-05
Pagination:
10 p.
Published in:
Developmental Neurorehabilitation
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1751-8431
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