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Caring for stroke survivors: Experience of family caregivers in Sri Lanka
Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för hälsovetenskap.
2017 (Engelska)Självständigt arbete på avancerad nivå (masterexamen), 20 poäng / 30 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
Abstract [en]

Stroke is a life changing event for both stroke survivor and the family caregiver. After the acute care at the hospital, the stroke survivors are discharged with many disabilities and the family members are supposed to take care of them at home and continue treatment and rehabilitation. The new role of ‘informal caregiver’ give rise many problems and difficulties for them and in order to identify those, exploring their experience on providing informal care was needed. An explorative descriptive study with qualitative approach was conducted with the participation of 10 family caregivers who were providing informal care to their stroke survivors treated at the stroke unit of the National hospital Sri Lanka. Data were collected through in-depth interviews. Qualitative analysis of data, resulted in an overriding theme; ‘Caring with love, against all odds’ along with four main categories ‘Life alterations’, ‘Lack of resources’, ‘Compassionate care’ and ‘Coping strategies’. Increased workload, physical problems and restricted social life were highlighted within the life alterations and knowledge and financial deficits were the resources family caregivers mainly lacked. Findings of the study emphasized the importance of further assessments and strategies to address burning issues of stroke family caregivers in order to promote the health and well-being of both stroke survivors and their families.

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2017.
Nyckelord [en]
stroke survivor, informal care, family caregivers, stroke rehabilitation, Sri Lanka
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Övrig annan medicin och hälsovetenskap
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-18819OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-18819DiVA, id: diva2:1262008
Utbildningsprogram
Masterprogram Integrerad hälsovetenskap
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medicin
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Tillgänglig från: 2018-11-09 Skapad: 2018-11-09 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-11-09Bibliografiskt granskad

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