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The Long-Term Experience of Family Life After Stroke
Norge.
Mittuniversitetet; University of Tromsø, Norway.
Norge.
2012 (English)In: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, ISSN 0888-0395, E-ISSN 1945-2810, Vol. 44, no 1, E1-E13 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Stroke is a life-threatening and disabling illness known to have a significant impact on families. The purpose of this study was to illuminate the long-term experience of family life after stroke of stroke survivors and their spouses and children, particularly regarding marital and parent-child relationships. Thirty-seven narrative interviews were conducted with stroke survivors and their spouses and adult children who were minors at onset of the illness. A qualitative approach inspired by Gadamer's hermeneutic and van Manen's phenomenological understanding of lived experience was used. The analysis revealed four themes: the family as a lifebuoy, absent presence, broken foundations, and finding a new marital path. Lack of communication and altered roles and relationships endangered marital equilibrium and parent-child relationships after stroke. This study highlighted the need for professional family support as families were unprepared for the life changes that occurred. Nurses and other healthcare workers should examine family relationships and communication patterns and view the family as a unit composed of unique persons with different needs. Further research on the experiences of stroke survivors' children seems urgent.

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2012. Vol. 44, no 1, E1-E13 p.
Keyword [en]
Adaptation, Psychological, Adult, Aged, Family Health, Female, Humans, Life Change Events, Male, Middle Aged, Nursing Methodology Research, Parent-Child Relations, Social Support, Spouses, Stroke, Survivors, Time Factors
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URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-5527DOI: 10.1097/JNN.0b013e31823ae4a1ISI: 000298636900001PubMedID: 22210306Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84856320010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:esh-5527DiVA: diva2:1065544
Available from: 2012-05-11 Created: 2016-11-30 Last updated: 2017-03-21Bibliographically approved

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