Perry, Lin and McLaren, Susan (2003) Coping and adaptation at six months after stroke: experiences with eating disabilities. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 40(2), pp. 185-195. ISSN (print) 0020-7489Full text not available from this archive.
Stroke produces a range of enduring impairments and survivors' coping and adaptation styles are influential features of life after stroke. Many stroke-sequelae affect ability to eat but survivors' perceptions and responses to these have not been explored.Methods. Survivors of a cohort of patients admitted to hospital with acute stroke March 1998-April 1999 participated in semi-structured interviews in their homes at 6 months post-stroke. Interviews were tape recorded and transcribed; 113 interviews with eating-disabled subjects were entered onto QSR NUD*IST 4 for thematic analysis.Findings. Two major emergent themes of 'getting back to normal' and 'getting by' were revealed which encompassed a range of responses in relation to food and eating. A high level of congruence was demonstrated with pre-existent frameworks but with some unique features. Reportage demonstrated non-linear and inconsistent effects of impairments within patients' lives and the importance of this topic for survivors and healthcare professionals was clear.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||stroke, chronic disease, eating difficulties, disability, patients' views, qualitative study, nutritional-status, chronic illness, geriatric care, follow-up, rehabilitation, malnutrition, framework, age|
|Research Area:||Nursing and midwifery|
|Faculty, School or Research Centre:||Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences|
|Depositing User:||Lucinda Lyon|
|Date Deposited:||20 Mar 2009 13:03|
|Last Modified:||14 Oct 2010 13:54|
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