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Vol 13, No 1-2 (2011)
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Published online: 2012-06-11
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Directions of support of stroke survivors’ caregivers in home care

Emilia Mikołajewska
Udar Mózgu. Problemy Interdyscyplinarne 2011;13(1-2):12-17.

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Vol 13, No 1-2 (2011)
Prace poglądowe
Published online: 2012-06-11

Abstract

Background. Stroke is still one of most frequent causes of long-term disability. In Poland 68.5% post-stroke survivors requires the assistance of family caregivers during home care. This way stroke affects not only the patients, but theirs families too.
Material and methods.
A rigorous research was conducted using specified keywords. Representative Polish and abroad literature was sinthesized and discussed.
Results. Caregivers problem can significantly influence course and results of the therapy of stroke-survivors. Family caregivers are often unprepared for the demands required of them. Family members may struggle to adapt to a care-giving role, and relationships between stroke survivors and other family members can be altered by the illness.
Conclusion. Caregivers of stroke patients report inadequate support, which often do not meet their needs. The findings call for improved standards of health care and welfare, both on the area of patients and caregivers according to their needs.

Abstract

Background. Stroke is still one of most frequent causes of long-term disability. In Poland 68.5% post-stroke survivors requires the assistance of family caregivers during home care. This way stroke affects not only the patients, but theirs families too.
Material and methods.
A rigorous research was conducted using specified keywords. Representative Polish and abroad literature was sinthesized and discussed.
Results. Caregivers problem can significantly influence course and results of the therapy of stroke-survivors. Family caregivers are often unprepared for the demands required of them. Family members may struggle to adapt to a care-giving role, and relationships between stroke survivors and other family members can be altered by the illness.
Conclusion. Caregivers of stroke patients report inadequate support, which often do not meet their needs. The findings call for improved standards of health care and welfare, both on the area of patients and caregivers according to their needs.
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Keywords

stroke; health care; welfare; rehabilitation; home care; caregiver

About this article
Title

Directions of support of stroke survivors’ caregivers in home care

Journal

Interdisciplinary Problems of Stroke

Issue

Vol 13, No 1-2 (2011)

Pages

12-17

Published online

2012-06-11

Bibliographic record

Udar Mózgu. Problemy Interdyscyplinarne 2011;13(1-2):12-17.

Keywords

stroke
health care
welfare
rehabilitation
home care
caregiver

Authors

Emilia Mikołajewska

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