Chantal D Caron

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The decision to move a family member with dementia to a nursing home is a difficult experience for caregivers. Complex psychosocial factors are involved and knowledge of predictive factors alone is insufficient. Using grounded theory, this study explores the decision-making process with regards to institutionalization, from the perspective of family(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to describe leisure activities, leisure satisfaction and constraints on participation in leisure following a unilateral lower limb amputation due to vascular disease. METHOD This study used a mixed-method approach where 15 individuals with lower limb amputation completed the individual leisure profile 2-3 months(More)
An enhanced role and autonomy of perception are prominent in autism. Furthermore, savant abilities, absolute pitch, and synesthesia are all more commonly found in autistic individuals than in the typical population. The mechanism of veridical mapping has been proposed to account for how enhanced perception in autism leads to the high prevalence of these(More)
Participation refers to the engagement of a person in daily activities and social roles. The goal of this study was to compare changes in older adults' participation over time following a stroke as a function of the presence of deficits in memory, visual perception, executive functions, visual attention or language. A total of 197 persons with stroke were(More)
The loss of autonomy associated with dementia affects the people with dementia themselves as well as their caregivers who are often left feeling powerless and incompetent in their caregiving role. Most of the programs developed to support caregivers focus on burden and do not consider the positive aspects of caregiving. Leisure represents a way to enhance(More)
Using grounded theory, the authors explore informal caregiving and develop the beginnings of a substantive caregiving theory explaining some of the decision making involved in providing care to an older family member. Sixteen caregivers (CGs) participated in the study. Line-by-line and dimensional analyses reveal various purposes of caregiving for an older(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have examined empowerment interventions as they actually unfold in home care in the context of chronic health problems. This study aims to document the empowerment process as it plays out in interventions with adults receiving home care services. METHODS/DESIGN The qualitative design chosen is a fourth generation evaluation combined(More)
This study aimed to: (i) compare the adjustment of individuals who have a positive appraisal of their amputation with those who have a negative appraisal; and (ii) identify the perceived benefits of amputation. Sixteen individuals who had a lower limb amputation (nine men and seven women) completed questionnaires during hospitalization (T1), rehabilitation(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe the context and relational aspects that characterize male caregiving. The sample comprised 323 older husbands caring for their wives in Quebec (Canada). Nearly 60% of them spent at least 84 h/week caregiving and about 40% regularly performed personal care and instrumental tasks. Family provided emotional support(More)