Contextual factors that shape recovery after stroke in Malaysia

Mairami, Fatima F., Warren, Narelle, Allotey, Pascale and Reidpath, Daniel D., (2019). Contextual factors that shape recovery after stroke in Malaysia. Disability and Rehabilitation, 41(-), 1-11

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    Author Mairami, Fatima F.
    Warren, Narelle
    Allotey, Pascale
    Reidpath, Daniel D.
    Title Contextual factors that shape recovery after stroke in Malaysia
    Appearing in Disability and Rehabilitation
    Volume 41
    Issue No. -
    Publication Date 2019-04-05
    Place of Publication online
    Publisher Taylor & Francis Group
    Start page 1
    End page 11
    Language eng
    Abstract Purpose: A stroke is a sudden event which may leave individuals and their families ill-prepared to deal with the resultant disability. Several contextual factors can influence the recovery process. These factors, internal and external, exist interactively in the lived experiences of the survivors. The limited availability of rehabilitation centres that are located in urban centres meant that recovery predominately occurred outside of the biomedical health and instead relied upon the resources available to individuals and their families. Methods: A qualitative approach with data from in-depth interviews and observations were used to identify contextual factors that shaped recovery following stroke in a community. Twenty-seven individuals with stroke were drawn from a health and demographic surveillance system in Malaysia. Results: Hope and optimism, coping strategies, motivation and support from family and friends, and the use of alternative and complementary medicine shaped the process of recovery within a context where infrastructure is extremely limited.
    Copyright Holder Informa UK Limited
    Copyright Year 2019
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI 10.1080/09638288.2019.1588399
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