A Grounded Theory of Caregiving Based on the Experience of the Daughter of a Woman with Aphasia

Authored by: Marie-Christine Hallé , Guylaine Le Dorze

Handbook of Qualitative Research in Communication Disorders

Print publication date:  November  2013
Online publication date:  April  2014

Print ISBN: 9781848726420
eBook ISBN: 9780203798874
Adobe ISBN: 9781134187416


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Stroke related changes, and especially aphasia, have a long-term negative impact on family caregivers (Bakas, Kroenke, Plue, Perkins, & Williams, 2006; Draper & Brocklehurst, 2007; White, Mayo, Hanley, & Wood-Dauphinee, 2003). Although caregiving can take on a variety of forms and have a range of repercussions, little is known about the process of caregiving, how it begins, how it changes the relationship with the care receiver and influences both members of the dyad. Answers to these questions will help guide speech-language pathologists who believe family intervention to be a challenge (Johansson, Carlsson, & Sonnander, 2011).

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