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Title: EXPERIENCES AND COPING OF FIRST-TIME STROKE SURVIVORS OF THEIR LIFE AFTER STROKE: A LONGITUDINAL, QUALITATIVE DESCRIPTIVE STUDY
Authors: QUAH PEILIN STEPHANIE HILLARY
Keywords: experiences
perceptions
coping
adjustments
stroke survivors
stroke patients
Issue Date: 25-May-2019
Citation: QUAH PEILIN STEPHANIE HILLARY (2019-05-25). EXPERIENCES AND COPING OF FIRST-TIME STROKE SURVIVORS OF THEIR LIFE AFTER STROKE: A LONGITUDINAL, QUALITATIVE DESCRIPTIVE STUDY. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Background: With an increasing number of stroke survivors returning to the community and greater emphasis on home care for stroke survivors, it is important to understand the experiences and coping strategies adopted by stroke survivors during the transition from hospital to home to facilitate their return to the community. Aim: To explore how the stroke survivors’ experiences and the coping strategies change over time. Design: This is a longitudinal, qualitative descriptive study. Methods: Eight participants were recruited using purposive sampling from a community hospital in Singapore. A prospective cohort of first-time stroke survivors were interviewed individually, face-to-face twice – once during hospitalization and once one month after discharge. The interviews were taperecorded and guided by two semi-structured interview guides. Interviews were subsequently transcribed verbatim, and data from each time point was analysed separately using content analysis. Results: Findings revealed four main categories and their respective subcategories that emerged from each time point: Path to Stroke Recovery; Emotional Journey; Changing Social Circle; and Embracing New Identity Conclusion: Findings have revealed changing realities and shifting priorities in the lives of stroke survivors during the transition from hospital to home. Participants were unprepared for the changes caused by stroke. This suggests a need for continued psychological support to stroke survivors even after discharge to facilitate their transition into the community.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/153795
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