Barbara F Hagger

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BACKGROUND Qualitative research has suggested that spousal carers of someone with dementia differ in terms of whether they perceive their relationship with that person as continuous with the premorbid relationship or as radically different, and that a perception of continuity may be associated with more person-centered care and the experience of fewer of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate what goals influence the decisions of people with a traumatic brain injury to disclose (or not to disclose) information about their brain injury. METHOD Ten people with a traumatic brain injury were interviewed about disclosing information about their injury to others. Thematic analysis was used to analyse the data. RESULTS The(More)
Extra-care housing has been an important and growing element of housing and care for older people in the United Kingdom since the s. Previous studies have examined specific features and programmes within extra-care locations, but few have studied how residents negotiate social life and identity. Those that have, have noted that while extra care brings(More)
OBJECTIVES To understand older adults' experiences of moving into extra care housing which offers enrichment activities alongside social and healthcare support. DESIGN A longitudinal study was conducted which adopted a phenomenological approach to data generation and analysis. METHODS Semi-structured interviews were conducted in the first 18 months of(More)
Social relationships often decline after brain injury. Although much of this is due to psychosocial impairments caused by the injury, the reactions to the injury of others in the person's wider social network, along with the response of the person with the injury to those reactions, also need to be considered. Anxiety about stigmatising reactions from(More)
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