Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Caregivers of Stroke Survivors’ Perspectives on Stressful Caregiver Activities
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA, USA
  • Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA, USA
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Stroke
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Caregivers of Stroke Survivors’ Perspectives on Stressful Caregiver Activities
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510270. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1731
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510270. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1731
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

The purpose of this phenomenological study was to gain insight into the caregiver stress experience when assisting with activities of daily living (ADL) for a person with a stroke. Caregivers reported physical and emotional or psychological stressors related to providing ADL assistance during the occupation of caregiving and requested more support at home. OT practitioners are uniquely suited to address the support needs of caregivers and have the potential to make a positive impact on their lives.

Primary Author and Speaker: Mary Thomas

Additional Authors and Speakers: Julie Watson