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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149068
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Family and Community Integration for Stroke Survivors
Abstract:
Family and Community Integration for Stroke Survivors
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:McEnroe Ayers, Denise Marie, MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Kent State University-Tuscarawas
Title:Assistant Professor, Nursing
Co-Authors:Harriet Coeling, PhD, RN; Nichole Egbert, PhD; Greg Knapik, MSN, RN; Lynn Koch, PhD; Denise Polk, MS; Robert Pierce, PhD
Objectives: Many right hemisphere Stroke Survivors (SSs) who have successfully completed a rehabilitation program do not return to active family/community involvement. The purpose of this study was to identiy (a) the constraints right hemisphere SSs face as they reenter family/community life, and (b) the strategies that have helped them overcome these constraints. Design and Method: In this qualitative study SSs and their primary caregivers (CGs) were interviewed using a semi-structured interview format to identify SS constraints to family/community integration and strategies to overcome these constraints. Interviews were tape-recorded with permission and transcribed. Population: The population consisted of elderly right hemisphere SSs who had completed some speech therapy and were able and willing to participate in a one-hour interview, along with their primary CGs. Sample: 12 SSs and their primary CGs participated in this study. Setting: Interviews were conducted in SSs homes in Ohio (U.S.A.). Conncepts/variables: Right hemisphere SSs, CGs, and Family/Community Integration were the key concepts. Analysis Method: Data was analyzed using the constant comparative method of Grounded Theory. Findings: SSs and CGs identified insufficient financial resources, communication difficulties, fatigue, depression, cognitive/perceptual difficulties, and difficulty relating to others as constraints to family/community involvement. They identified the following strategies as facilitators for involvement: determination, patience, encouragement from others, support groups, positive attitude and health-related information. Conclusion: Right Hemisphere SSs experience many of the same constraints to family/community integration as other SSs; but additionally are bothered by congitive/perceptual difficulties. Some SSs develop strategies to overcome their stroke-related constraints. Implications for Nursing: Health care providers need to be sensitized to these stroke-related constraints and take the initiative to offer strategies to help SS's participate more fully in their family/community life.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFamily and Community Integration for Stroke Survivorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149068-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Family and Community Integration for Stroke Survivors</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">McEnroe Ayers, Denise Marie, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kent State University-Tuscarawas</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor, Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dayers@tusco.net</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Harriet Coeling, PhD, RN; Nichole Egbert, PhD; Greg Knapik, MSN, RN; Lynn Koch, PhD; Denise Polk, MS; Robert Pierce, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objectives: Many right hemisphere Stroke Survivors (SSs) who have successfully completed a rehabilitation program do not return to active family/community involvement. The purpose of this study was to identiy (a) the constraints right hemisphere SSs face as they reenter family/community life, and (b) the strategies that have helped them overcome these constraints. Design and Method: In this qualitative study SSs and their primary caregivers (CGs) were interviewed using a semi-structured interview format to identify SS constraints to family/community integration and strategies to overcome these constraints. Interviews were tape-recorded with permission and transcribed. Population: The population consisted of elderly right hemisphere SSs who had completed some speech therapy and were able and willing to participate in a one-hour interview, along with their primary CGs. Sample: 12 SSs and their primary CGs participated in this study. Setting: Interviews were conducted in SSs homes in Ohio (U.S.A.). Conncepts/variables: Right hemisphere SSs, CGs, and Family/Community Integration were the key concepts. Analysis Method: Data was analyzed using the constant comparative method of Grounded Theory. Findings: SSs and CGs identified insufficient financial resources, communication difficulties, fatigue, depression, cognitive/perceptual difficulties, and difficulty relating to others as constraints to family/community involvement. They identified the following strategies as facilitators for involvement: determination, patience, encouragement from others, support groups, positive attitude and health-related information. Conclusion: Right Hemisphere SSs experience many of the same constraints to family/community integration as other SSs; but additionally are bothered by congitive/perceptual difficulties. Some SSs develop strategies to overcome their stroke-related constraints. Implications for Nursing: Health care providers need to be sensitized to these stroke-related constraints and take the initiative to offer strategies to help SS's participate more fully in their family/community life.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:55:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:55:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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