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Perceived experience of caring for a wife with stroke.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17225373     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article presents a 55-year-old husband's perceived experience of caring for his wife with stroke, as learned from his 1 year of participation in a Web-based support intervention study. In a secondary analysis of data, his narrative entries (n = 213) were coded and drawn to Friedemann's framework of systemic organization. The themes that emerged from these data were that of the caregiver providing support, offering solutions, and taking control. Friedemann's system maintenance process dimension was the area that captured most of his experience, which indicated that this caregiver spent a significant amount of his energy in creating control and stability within his environment to maintain congruence or balance in his life. These findings can be used to identify and design interventions, which for male spousal caregivers, affect the quality of their lives.
Linda L Pierce; Victoria Steiner; Barbara Hicks; Judy Dawson-Weiss
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rehabilitation nursing : the official journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0278-4807     ISO Abbreviation:  Rehabil Nurs     Publication Date:    2007 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-17     Completed Date:  2007-02-13     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8104825     Medline TA:  Rehabil Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-40     Citation Subset:  N    
University of Toledo, College of Nursing, OH 43614, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological*
Caregivers / psychology*
Internal-External Control
Middle Aged
Midwestern United States
Problem Solving
Quality of Life*
Social Support
Spouses / psychology*
Stroke* / nursing
Grant Support
R01 NR007650-01A1/NR/NINR NIH HHS; R01 NR007650-02/NR/NINR NIH HHS; R01 NR007650-03/NR/NINR NIH HHS; R01NR007650/NR/NINR NIH HHS

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