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dc.contributor.supervisor Lobchuk, Michelle (Nursing) en_US
dc.contributor.author Jin, Chen
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-09T16:36:42Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-09T16:36:42Z
dc.date.issued 2013-09-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/22138
dc.description.abstract Stroke is one of the most prevalent chronic illnesses in Canada. Family caregivers can make a significant contribution toward patients’ recovery. Caregivers’ emotions can impact their motivation to engage in empathy-related helping behaviours. The purpose of this study was to examine relationships among functional deficits of post-stroke individuals, family caregivers’ emotions, and caregivers’ ability to empathize with post-stroke individuals. As guided by Davis’s organizational model on empathy, a correlational descriptive methodology was employed. Participants were requested to complete four questionnaires. Study found that caregiver fatigue was the only factor associated with caregiver empathy-related behaviour. Analyses also found that communication deficits had a linkage with caregivers’ negative emotions. Study results will contribute to the current state of the literature on post-stroke care at home by understanding of the impact of caregivers’ psychological experiences on their empathy-related responses toward post-stroke individuals. Recommendations for clinical practice and future research were made based on this study’s results. en_US
dc.subject caregiver en_US
dc.subject stroke en_US
dc.subject emotion en_US
dc.subject empathy en_US
dc.title The relationship between family caregivers’ emotional states and ability to empathize with post-stroke individuals en_US
dc.degree.discipline Nursing en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Chernomas, Wanda (Nursing) Pooyania, Sepideh (Internal Medicine) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Nursing (M.N.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2013 en_US


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