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Stroke Survivor Toolkit

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Title:
Stroke Survivor Toolkit
Creator:
Curtis, Natalie
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Language:
English

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Subjects / Keywords:
Caregivers ( jstor )
Disabilities ( jstor )
Family members ( jstor )
Homes ( jstor )
Information feedback ( jstor )
Rehabilitation facilities ( jstor )
Websites ( jstor )
Caregivers
Caregivers--Services for
Cerebrovascular disease
Cerebrovascular disease--Patients
Genre:
Undergraduate Honors Thesis

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Abstract:
Stroke is one of the leading causes of major disability in the United States. Stroke is perceived as a crisis because of its unpredictable and life-altering nature. Survivors and their family members often have no time to prepare for the consequences of a stroke; they are forced to adapt quickly after it occurs. Upon transitioning home from inpatient rehabilitation facilities, stroke survivors and their family caregivers experience a second crisis, the “crisis of discharge”. At this time the full burden of care is transferred to the caregiver, who may feel unprepared, abandoned, and overwhelmed. The aim of the honors project was to create a caregiver survivor “toolkit” to help ease the transition by making useful resources readily accessible. We reviewed and analyzed stroke caregiver interview transcripts from a larger study to identify major caregiver and stroke survivor concerns. We also reviewed pertinent literature and online resources. We then compiled topics for inclusion in the toolkit. The information was organized into a virtual “toolkit”, formatted as a website, and presented to a local stroke survivor and caregiver support group for feedback. Future plans for the project include implementing suggestions from the support group, creating videos to address specific caregiving concerns (like how to safely do a bed to chair transfer) to upload to the website, and linking the toolkit to the inpatient rehabilitation facility websites as a resource for future caregivers. ( en )
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Awarded Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Graduated May 7, 2013 magna cum laude. Major: Nursing
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Advisor(s): Dr. Barbara Lutz, PhD, RN
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College/School: College of Nursing
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Legacy honors title: Only abstract available from former Honors Program sponsored database.

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
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Copyright Natalie Curtis. Permission granted to the University of Florida to digitize, archive and distribute this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.

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Abstract Stroke is one of the leading causes of major disability in the United States. Stroke is perceived as a crisis because of its unpredictable and life altering nature. Survivors and their family members often have no time to prepare for the consequences of a stroke; they are forced to adapt quickly after it occurs. Upon transitioning home from inpatient rehabilitation facilities, At this time the full burden of care is transferred to the caregiver, who may feel unprepared, abandoned, and overwhelmed. The aim of the honors project was to create a caregiver survivor ible. We reviewed and analyzed stroke caregiver interview transcripts from a larger study to identify major caregiver and stroke survivor concerns. We also reviewed pertinent literature and online resources. We then compiled topics for inclusion in the toolkit. The information was organized caregiver support group for feedback. Future plans for the project include implementing suggestions from the support gro up, creating videos to address specific caregiving concerns (like how to safely do a bed to chair transfer) to upload to the website, and linking the toolkit to the inpatient rehabilitation facility websites as a resource for future caregivers.