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Lutz, B. J.

Care coordination/home-telehealth for veterans with stroke and their caregivers: Addressing an unmet need

Background: Stroke is a life-disrupting, costly event for many stroke patients and their families. An estimated 4.8 million stroke survivors are living in the community with some level of disability, and the incidence of stroke is expected to rise with correspondingly higher costs, both in dollars and other forms of burden for families of patients with stroke.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

Rethinking Intervention Strategies in Stroke Family Caregiving

Stroke is a condition that affects both patients and family members who provide care and support. Because stroke is an unexpected traumatic event that suddenly forces family members into a caregiving role, caregivers often experience an overwhelming sense of burden, depression, and isolation; a decline in physical and mental health; and reduced quality of life. Caregiver health is inextricably linked to a stroke survivor's physical, cognitive, and psychological recovery.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

A comprehensive assessment of family caregivers of stroke survivors during inpatient rehabilitation

Purpose: Stroke caregivers have been identified as a group at high risk for poor outcomes as a result of the suddenness of stroke and a potentially high level of care needed due to significant functional limitations of the patient. However, there is little research on the assessment of family members who will assume the caregiving role prior to patient discharge from rehabilitation.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12