Revisioning, reconnecting and revisiting: the psychosocial transition of returning home from hospital following a stroke

Jan Pringle, John Drummond, Ella McLafferty

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This study aims to investigate and improve understanding of the experiences of patients and their carers during the first month at home following discharge from hospital, thereby enhancing appropriate care from a more informed perspective. In-depth interviews and self-report diaries were used to capture data from 12 patient/carer dyads. Four survivors with marked communication problems were included in this number, two requiring the use of pictures and diagrams to express their views. Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) was used to capture and interpret survivor and carer experiences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1991-1999
Number of pages9
JournalDisability and Rehabilitation
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • community care
  • stroke
  • psychosocial transition
  • home discharge

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