Family Caregiving for Husbands with Stroke: An Occupational Perspective on Leisure in the Stress Process

  title={Family Caregiving for Husbands with Stroke: An Occupational Perspective on Leisure in the Stress Process},
  author={Kathy Kniepmann},
  journal={OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health},
  pages={131 - 140}
  • K. Kniepmann
  • Published 1 June 2014
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health
This study adapted the Stress Process Model with occupational assessments to identify stress, leisure changes, burden levels, and health-related quality of life in 20 caregivers of working-age husbands with mild to moderate stroke in the past 2 years. Primary stress was based on participants' perceptions of their husbands' functional behavior skills. Secondary strain was indicated by reduction of leisure activities that the caregivers wished to still do or do more—a phenomena labeled Leisure… 
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