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Title: The perceived psycho-social consequences of suffering a stroke : the perspectives of health care professionals working in stroke rehabilitation
Author: Vine, Daniel
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2008
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This study explores health care professionals’ experience-based representations of the psychosocial implications of suffering a stroke. Seven female health care professionals working within in-patient stroke rehabilitation participated in individual semi-structured interviews. The resulting transcriptions were analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, from which five main themes, with 12 sub-themes, were derived: shame, stigma, misperceptions, loss and fears. The emergent themes suggest that suffering a stroke is assumed by health care professionals to result in farreaching negative psycho-social consequences for stroke survivors. The implications of this study’s findings are discussed and future research suggested.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Psych.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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