20. Carers of Stroke Survivors

  1. Nadina B. Lincoln1,
  2. Ian I. Kneebone2,
  3. Jamie A. B. Macniven3 and
  4. Reg C. Morris4

Published Online: 1 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119961307.ch20

Psychological Management of Stroke

Psychological Management of Stroke

How to Cite

Lincoln, N. B., Kneebone, I. I., Macniven, J. A. B. and Morris, R. C. (2011) Carers of Stroke Survivors, in Psychological Management of Stroke, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119961307.ch20

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Nottingham, UK

  2. 2

    University of Surrey, UK

  3. 3

    Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand

  4. 4

    Cardiff University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 DEC 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 NOV 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470684276

Online ISBN: 9781119961307



  • social dimensions of stroke;
  • carers of stroke survivors;
  • sudden, and unexpected onset;
  • heart attack, and a sudden onset;
  • traumatic brain injury, demographic patterns;
  • models, and processes of caring;
  • social contact and social support;
  • buffering, or moderator-mediator model;
  • ‘benign’ appraisal of stressors;
  • family dynamics, outcomes for carers


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Why consider stroke carers separately?

  • Definitions

  • Demographic factors

  • Legal and policy framework

  • Models and processes of caring

  • Benefits of family care for survivors

  • Factors affecting the outcome of care for survivors

  • Negative impact of family care for survivors

  • Negative effects of caring upon carers

  • Benefits for carers

  • Factors affecting the impact of caring upon carers

  • Planning and evaluating interventions to support carers

  • Reviews of the evidence for the efficacy of interventions

  • Interventions for stroke carers: summary

  • Conclusions

  • Future directions