Sonia Lawson, Elizabeth Malott; Exploring the Decision-Making Process of Caregivers of Stroke Survivors When Choosing to Utilize Community Resources to Manage the Caregiver Role. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411505114. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2717
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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
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