The aftermath of stroke : the experience of patients and their families [E-Book] / Robert Anderson.
Anderson, Robert, (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1992
1 online resource (x, 262 pages)
englisch
9780521401968
9780511983238
9780521029827
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgements
  • ch. 1.
  • Stroke : an introduction to the problem
  • Incidence of stroke
  • Survival after stroke
  • Consequences of stroke
  • Carers : their contribution and some consequence for their lives
  • ch. 2.
  • The Greenwich stroke study
  • Identification of stroke patients
  • The interviews
  • Response to interviews
  • The patients
  • The supporters
  • Summary
  • ch. 3.
  • Coming into medical care : the first month after stroke
  • The onset of the stroke
  • Seeking medical help
  • Hospital referrals
  • Disability 1 month after the stroke
  • Attitudes of patients and supporters to the stroke
  • Expectations for recovery
  • Summary
  • 4.
  • Hospital care and rehabilitation
  • What patients liked and disliked about hospital life
  • Rehabilitation in hospital
  • Therapy for speech-impaired patients
  • Ambitions for the future
  • Worries about the future
  • Summary
  • ch. 5.
  • Survival, physical disability and health
  • Survival
  • Physical disability
  • Physical disability at 18 months after the stroke
  • The health of patients and supporters
  • Summary
  • ch. 6.
  • Support in the community
  • Leaving hospital
  • Home
  • Suitability of the housing
  • Sources of help and support
  • Support for patients
  • Support for supporters
  • Health and social services : services for patients
  • Health and social services : services for supporters
  • Summary.
  • ch. 7.
  • The effects of stroke on social, family and personal life
  • Housework
  • Social activities
  • Emotional distress
  • Social isolation
  • Stigma
  • The patient as a person
  • Relationship between supporter and patient
  • The family life of patients with communication problems
  • Effects on the social and personal life of supporters
  • Summary
  • ch. 8.
  • Caring and coping with stroke
  • Attitudes to caring
  • Coping with caring
  • The burden of caring
  • Coping by supporters
  • Preparation for coping with stroke
  • Help and advice for carers
  • Assessments of recovery after stroke
  • Factors influencing assessment of recovery
  • Satisfaction with recovery
  • Enjoyment of, and satisfaction with, life
  • Summary
  • ch. 9.
  • Resources for coping with stroke
  • The experience of stroke
  • Help and support from services
  • Towards policies for care
  • Appendix : Measurement and scoring of variables
  • References
  • Index.