LIFE AFTER STROKE: PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL FACTORS - AN INNER CITY AFRO-CARIBBEAN EXPERIENCE
Moorley, Calvin 2012. LIFE AFTER STROKE: PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL FACTORS - AN INNER CITY AFRO-CARIBBEAN EXPERIENCE. PhD Thesis University of East London School of Psychology
There is a prevalence of stroke amongst ethnic minority groups in the United Kingdom. Whilst a body of work explores chronic illness experience, less attention has been paid to life after stroke. To investigate the experience of life after stroke and the needs of individuals living within a diverse inner city community, everyday activities were analysed. A functional, psychological and social approach identified the effects of stroke on daily living, and the lived experience of life after stroke examined how Afro-Caribbean women managed on a daily basis. Using a specially designed electronic database, data from 213 patients attending an outpatient clinic was analysed within four groupings (White, Afro-Caribbean, Asian and Others). The men were significantly more dependent on support than the women. Asian men (n = 21) reported significantly (p<.013) lower Barthel Indices, dressing difficulties (p<.05), feeding (p<.007), sleeping (p<.017), required more carer support (p<.04) and had low health ratings (p<.001). For the women, the only difference was that the Asian women needed significantly (p<.016) more help with bathing.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.15123/PUB.1853|
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|Deposited||02 Apr 2013|
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