Family readiness in caring for stroke patients at home

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The world is currently experiencing a pandemic due to Covid-19. The world’s attention is focused on coronavirus because virus transmission is very fast. However, we need to pay attention as well to stroke. According to the World Stroke Organization, the disease becomes one of the world’s second epidemic of death causes.

Stroke not only causes temporary loss but can be a chronic and long-lasting disease because stroke can cause disability. The disability is mainly due to the physical condition of the stroke sufferer. The patients depend on the help of family members for the rest of their lives.

Families are expected to have an understanding of their role in dealing with families who have had a stroke. The family’s ability increase the chances of stroke patients to be better. Some patients who get optimal family management can even return to activities even with limitations.

However, stroke patients family have complained about the lack of information obtained from health services.

The article entitled “Needs of Family Caregiver Education for Caring Stroke Patients at Home” will discuss some of the information by stroke patient families after the responsibility for care has been handed over to the family. The article explains in-depth knowledge with qualitative method and phenomenology approach. The approach was chosen because it can understand, explain, and give meaning in-depth to the needs of the family after the patient leaves health care. Information is obtained directly from families and health workers using in-depth interview guides.

Author: Ira Nurmala

Detail information: Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, March 2020, Vol. 11, No. 03 (issn / e-issn: 0976-0245 / 0976-5506) pages 1364-1368. Articles can be accessed via the following link:



Wulansari, Y.P., Nurmala, I., and Hargono, R. (2020). Needs of Family Caregiver Education for Caring Stroke Patients at Home. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 11(3), 1364-1368

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