Stroke caregivers' strain: prevalence and determinants in the first six months after stroke.

@article{Ilse2008StrokeCS,
  title={Stroke caregivers' strain: prevalence and determinants in the first six months after stroke.},
  author={Ilse Baert Ilse and Hilde M Feys and Liesbet De Wit and Koen Putman and Willy de Weerdt},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  year={2008},
  volume={30 7},
  pages={523-30}
}
PURPOSE Many disabled stroke survivors live at home supported by informal caregivers. Research has revealed that these caregivers are experiencing strain. This study aims to examine the prevalence and differences over time of caregivers' strain in the first 6 months post-stroke and to predict caregiver strain based on patients' and caregivers' characteristics and service input. METHOD Ninety consecutive patients and their caregivers were assessed at 2, 4 and 6 months post-stroke. The… CONTINUE READING

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