Family functioning and stroke: Family members’ perspectives
Erasmus, Charlene J.
Rhoda, Anthea J.
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Stroke survivors often experience permanent or temporal physical and psychological stroke impairments. As a result, stroke survivors are often discharged to recover in their home environments and are cared for mostly by family members. Additionally, caregiving roles are often assumed without any formal training or preparation whatsoever. This can transform the family’s functional patterns due to adjustments that are made to accommodate the caregiving needs.To explore the experiences and influence of stroke on families and on family functioning.