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Group training in a pool causes ripples on the water: Experiences by persons with late effects of polio

Carin Willén and Marianne Hansson Scherman
DOI: 10.1080/16501970213232


The purpose of the present qualitative study was to describe how persons with late effects of polio experienced dynamic exercise in water in a group. Semi-structured interviews with 15 participants were carried out and analysed according to the phenomenographic approach. The results showed great variation in the way the participants experienced the group training. Fourteen different categories appeared focusing on three different aspects: the self, the training situation and the world around. It appears that the experienced effect of group training in water goes beyond improving physical functions.

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