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Mark Ivey, Class of 2014

The Lived Experience of Stroke Survivors and Their Family Caregivers:  A Mixed Methods Study
The purpose of this residency project was to investigate the lived experience of stroke survivors and their family caregivers, to examine role changes that take place within the family unit as the result of stroke, and to describe how roles are adapted to allow individuals to continue doing them.  An additional aim of the residency project was to uncover information that could enable therapists to better meet the needs of both stroke survivors and their family caregivers, specifically the transition from hospital to home.  The ultimate goal of this project was to create a pilot study describing the lived experience of stroke survivors and their family caregivers that could contribute to the literature.  The unique view of disability from the occupational therapists’ perspective involves understanding how illness or injury affects roles and role performance.

Mark Ivey, Resident


School of Occupational Therapy
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