"Living with a ball and chain": the experience of stroke for individuals and their caregivers in rural Appalachian Kentucky.

@article{Danzl2013LivingWA,
  title={"Living with a ball and chain": the experience of stroke for individuals and their caregivers in rural Appalachian Kentucky.},
  author={Megan M. Danzl and Elizabeth G Hunter and Sarah Campbell and Violet Sylvia and Janice Kuperstein and Katherine McComas Maddy and Anne P Harrison},
  journal={The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association},
  year={2013},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={368-82}
}
PURPOSE Individuals in rural Appalachian Kentucky face health disparities and are at increased risk for negative health outcomes and poor quality of life secondary to stroke. The purpose of this study is to describe the experience of stroke for survivors and their caregivers in this region. A description of their experiences is paramount to developing tailored interventions and ultimately improving health care and support. METHODS An interprofessional research team used a qualitative… CONTINUE READING