Abstract

Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.

This study investigated the experience of primary caregivers of stroke survivors, while acknowledging limited theories that inform caregiving over time. Interviews and detailed data analysis yielded preliminary theoretical constructs that address disruption in occupations, caregiver burden, coping, and the subjective experience of navigating the health care system. Additional support mechanisms within current OT practice could prevent caregiver burden and occupational loss.

Primary Author and Speaker: Angela Salvadia

Additional Authors and Speakers: Deanna Bertone, Shaylyn Fisher, Kaitlyn Fisher, and Emily Nelson

Contributing Authors: Tamera Keiter Humbert

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