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Communicating Information to Stroke Survivors. Executive Summary.

Alaszewski, Helen P. and King, Annette and Alaszewski, Andy and Potter, Jonathan (2009) Communicating Information to Stroke Survivors. Executive Summary. Project report. Centre for Health Services Studies, Canterbury (KAR id:24726)


This study explored current approaches to communicating information to stroke survivors and their relatives. The project’s aim was to gain better understanding of information provision about stroke from health professionals. It explored the perspectives of stroke survivors, their carers and professionals. The study aimed to explore, through qualitative interviews, how information is provided, what works well in information giving, what the barriers to good information provision are and how these arise.

The study helped develop an information toolkit for service providers, stroke survivors and relatives to engage in effective person-centred communication.

The study is based on interviews conducted with health professionals in acute, community and primary care settings in East Kent and with a small sample of stroke survivors and carers.

We interviewed 19 stroke survivors, 6 relatives and 23 health professionals (11 individually and 12 in 2 focus groups) involved in their care and support.

Item Type: Reports and Papers (Project report)
Uncontrolled keywords: stroke, information
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2010 13:57 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2023 04:04 UTC
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