Carer experiences of life after stroke - a qualitative analysis.

  title={Carer experiences of life after stroke - a qualitative analysis.},
  author={Catherine Bulley and Jane E Shiels and Katie Wilkie and Lisa Gabrielle Salisbury},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  volume={32 17},
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Carers' experiences of caring for a stroke survivor were explored, including reactions and changes in their lives. METHOD A phenomenological approach was taken to the collection and analysis of data. Semi-structured interviews lasting an average of 43 min were carried out with nine informal carers in their own homes. All were married to someone who had survived a stroke. RESULTS An overarching theme emerged, entitled: 'lives turned upside-down'. It took time for… CONTINUE READING

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