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Life after stroke: Reconstructing everyday life

Alaszewski, Helen P. and Alaszewski, Andy and Potter, Jonathan and Penhale, Bridget and Billings, Jenny R. (2003) Life after stroke: Reconstructing everyday life. Project report. Centre for Health Services Studies, Canterbury (KAR id:7745)

Abstract

Stroke can have a major impact on a person’s life. For example a stroke may leave an individual with residual disabilities such as difficulty with walking or speech that creates considerable challenges to everyday life. While quite a lot of research has been done on how to prevent and treat stroke, comparatively little research has been undertaken on the ways in which individuals respond to strokes and how they reconstruct and manage their everyday lives after a stroke. In this study we seek to understand how individuals identify and manage the challenges and opportunities of every day life and the ways in which professionals can help their development.We are particularly interested in how individuals identify and manage risk, however, our previous research indicated that risk tended to be identified with hazard and danger.We therefore expressed risk as part of everyday life

and we provide a general account in this report.We plan to specifically highlight risk in a forthcoming paper.

Item Type: Reports and Papers (Project report)
Additional information: Full-text available via Official URL Link
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
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: Paula Loader
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2008 16:57 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2023 04:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/7745 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

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Alaszewski, Helen P..

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Alaszewski, Andy.

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Billings, Jenny R..

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