Needs of caregivers of stroke survivors

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dc.contributor.advisor Hodson Carlton, Kay, 1946- en_US Waterfall, A. Christine (Anna Christine) en_US 2011-06-03T19:39:35Z 2011-06-03T19:39:35Z 2002 en_US 2002
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2002 .W38 en_US
dc.description.abstract Stroke is a medical event that has serious consequences for the survivor, his family, and society. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and two-thirds of stroke survivors are permanently disabled with one-half of these survivors considered severely impaired. The economic burden from stroke is estimated to be $30 billion annually in health care costs and lost productivity.This study described the needs of 35 caregivers of stroke survivors within 24 hours of discharge to home from an acute care "safety net" teaching hospital in Indiana and how well those needs were met. Two subscales, (a) the Need for Information and (b) Patient Care Needs, of the Home Caregiver Need Survey were used. The theoretical framework for this study was the Neuman Systems Model.The stroke survivors were over 50 years old (77.1 %), half were African-American and half were Caucasian, and about a quarter were minimally impaired (25.8%) and less than a quarter were very impaired (22.9%) cognitively and/or physically upon discharge to home. Their caregivers were their children (48.6%) or spouses (28.6%), half of whom worked full-time outside the home. Most (85.7%) caregivers were female, in good health, and with no experience (81.8%) in caring for patients at home.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Nursing
dc.format.extent vii, 59 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Caregivers -- Case studies. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Caregivers -- Services for. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cerebrovascular disease -- Patients -- Care. en_US
dc.title Needs of caregivers of stroke survivors en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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