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  1. Davis, L. L. and Grant, J. S., Constructing the reality of recovery: family home care management strategies., ANS. Advances in nursing science, vol. 17 no. 2 (December, 1994), pp. 66-76, ISSN 0161-9268 [doi]
    (last updated on 2010/10/20)

    Abstract:
    Development of home health care programs for family caregivers is predicated on an understanding of problems caregivers encounter and ways in which they manage those problems. This article describes home care management strategies of family caregivers of stroke survivors. Qualitative analysis of interviews with a purposive sample of family caregivers indicated that caregivers of stroke survivors practice situational vigilance for the stroke survivor, create solutions for problems associated with functional losses of a stroke, construct the reality of recovery for themselves and the stroke survivor, and seek to find personal meaning in the caregiving experience. Implications for practice and future research are proposed.

    Keywords:
    Activities of Daily Living • Aged • Caregivers* • Cerebrovascular Disorders • Data Collection • Family • Female • Home Nursing • Humans • Male • Middle Aged • Nursing Evaluation Research • nursing* • organization & administration*