Journal of Womens Health, Issues and Care ISSN: 2325-9795

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Research Article, J Womens Health Issues Care Vol: 5 Issue: 6

Problems Reported by Adult Daughters in Caring for Parents with Stroke

Victoria Steiner1*, Lisa S. Sommer2, Cheryl Gies3, Katelyn Hefflinger4, Carrie Skrzyniecki4 and Linda L. Pierce4
1College of Health and Human Services, University of Toledo, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, Ohio, USA
2ProMedica Physicians Cardiology, 2940 N. McCord Road; Toledo, Ohio, USA
3College of Nursing, University of Toledo, 7906 Clover Creek Road, Maumee, Ohio, USA
4College of Nursing, University of Toledo, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, Ohio, USA
Corresponding author : Victoria Steiner
Associate Professor, University of Toledo, College of Health and Human Services, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, Ohio, USA
Tel: 419 383 5647
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419 383 5880
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: August 08, 2016 Accepted: November 08, 2016 Published: November 13, 2016
Citation: Steiner V, Sommer LS, Gies C, Hefflinger K, Skrzyniecki C, Pierce L (2016) Problems Reported by Adult Daughters in Caring for Parents with Stroke. J Womens Health, Issues Care 5:6. doi: 10.4172/2325-9795.1000252

Abstract

Seventy-three caregivers of stroke survivors were interviewed about challenges/problems they experienced in the first year of caring. For this secondary data analysis, only the problems of the adult daughters (n=13) were examined for two time periods (months 0-6 and 7-12) using Colaizzi’s method of content analysis and drawn to Friedemann’s framework of systemic organization. Three themes emerged: 1) witnessing a parent’s condition (in Friedemann’s terms system maintenance; consistent throughout the year), 2) balancing the challenges of the caregiver role (system maintenance/ individuation; more evident in months 7-12), and 3) feeling physically, emotionally, and mentally drained (system maintenance; more visible in months 0-6). Findings offer healthcare providers a clearer picture of the problems daughters report and may lead to targeted interventions and ultimately improved overall health.

Keywords: Adult daughters; Caregiving; Stroke; Problems; Qualitative research

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