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Experiences of stroke rehabilitation for Māori stroke survivors and their whānau

Year:
2021
Duration:
24 months
Approved budget:
$6,600.00
Researchers:
Mr Witana Petley
,
Professor Leigh Hale
,
Professor Joanne Baxter
Health issue:
Cardiovascular/cerebrovascular
Proposal type:
Māori Health Masters Scholarship
Lay summary
Stroke is the second leading cause of death and disability in New Zealand with notable ethnic and socioeconomic disparities. Māori are more likely to have a stroke event compared to non-Maori and are also experiencing strokes at a younger age. Stroke survivors and their caregivers' collective experiences of stroke rehabilitation have been explored and have found positive benefits when caregivers have had active input during physical rehabilitation. However, this research has not been explored for Māori stroke survivors and their whānau members. This research will aim to identify what the current experience of stroke rehabilitation is for our Māori stroke survivors and their whānau members. The intention of this study is to identify what type of support will be best-suited to our Māori stroke survivors and their whānau members during their rehabilitation journey.