Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Exploring the Decision-Making Process of Caregivers of Stroke Survivors When Choosing to Utilize Community Resources to Manage the Caregiver Role
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Towson University, Towson, MD, USA
  • Towson University, Towson, MD, USA
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Stroke / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Exploring the Decision-Making Process of Caregivers of Stroke Survivors When Choosing to Utilize Community Resources to Manage the Caregiver Role
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505114. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2717
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505114. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2717
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

The decision-making processes of five long-standing caregivers of stroke survivors, when choosing to use community resources to manage their roles, were studied using qualitative methods supported by quantitative data. Prioritizing self-help, negotiating relationships, assessing the “fit ” of resources and supports, and navigating uncertainty were themes that influenced the decisions made by the caregivers. Strategic decisions made by caregivers can ease the burdens associated with this role.

Primary Author and Speaker: Sonia Lawson

Additional Authors and Speakers: Elizabeth Malott