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Caring for Stroke Survivors: Ethnic Differences in Informal Caregiver Needs Among Mexican American and Non-Hispanic White Communities.

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Mehdipanah, R; Morgenstern, LB; Prvu Bettger, J; Kwicklis, M; Case, E; Almendarez, E; Lisabeth, LD
Published in: Stroke
May 2024

BACKGROUND: After stroke, Mexican American (MA) individuals have worse 90-day neurological, functional, cognitive, and quality of life outcomes and a higher prevalence of poststroke depression compared with non-Hispanic White (NHW) individuals. MA individuals receive more help through informal, unpaid caregiving than NHW individuals. We examined ethnic differences in needs identified by MA and NHW stroke caregivers. METHODS: Caregivers were identified from the population-based BASIC study (Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi) in Nueces County, Texas from October 2019 to November 2021. Responses to the Caregiver Needs and Concerns Checklist were collected at 90-day poststroke to assess caregiver needs. Using the cross-sectional sample, prevalence scores and bivariate analyses were used to examine ethnic differences between Caregiver Needs and Concerns Checklist items. Linear regression was used to examine adjusted associations of ethnicity with the total average needs for each domain. Models were adjusted for patient and caregiver age and sex, caregiver education level, and employment status, patient insurance status, prestroke function, cognitive status, language, and functional outcome at 90 days, intensity and duration of caregiving, presence of other caregivers (paid/unpaid), and cohabitation of patient and caregiver. RESULTS: A total of 287 were approached, and 186 stroke caregivers were included with a median age of 54.2 years and 80.1% being women caregivers: 74.3% MA and 25.7% NHW individuals. MA caregivers had significantly lower education (

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Stroke

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EISSN

1524-4628

Publication Date

May 2024

Volume

55

Issue

5

Start / End Page

1271 / 1277

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • 4201 Allied health and rehabilitation science
  • 3209 Neurosciences
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
  • 1109 Neurosciences
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences
  • 1102 Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
 

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Mehdipanah, R., Morgenstern, L. B., Prvu Bettger, J., Kwicklis, M., Case, E., Almendarez, E., & Lisabeth, L. D. (2024). Caring for Stroke Survivors: Ethnic Differences in Informal Caregiver Needs Among Mexican American and Non-Hispanic White Communities. Stroke, 55(5), 1271–1277. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.123.043275
Mehdipanah, Roshanak, Lewis B. Morgenstern, Janet Prvu Bettger, Madeline Kwicklis, Erin Case, Elizabeth Almendarez, and Lynda D. Lisabeth. “Caring for Stroke Survivors: Ethnic Differences in Informal Caregiver Needs Among Mexican American and Non-Hispanic White Communities.Stroke 55, no. 5 (May 2024): 1271–77. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.123.043275.
Mehdipanah R, Morgenstern LB, Prvu Bettger J, Kwicklis M, Case E, Almendarez E, et al. Caring for Stroke Survivors: Ethnic Differences in Informal Caregiver Needs Among Mexican American and Non-Hispanic White Communities. Stroke. 2024 May;55(5):1271–7.
Mehdipanah, Roshanak, et al. “Caring for Stroke Survivors: Ethnic Differences in Informal Caregiver Needs Among Mexican American and Non-Hispanic White Communities.Stroke, vol. 55, no. 5, May 2024, pp. 1271–77. Pubmed, doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.123.043275.
Mehdipanah R, Morgenstern LB, Prvu Bettger J, Kwicklis M, Case E, Almendarez E, Lisabeth LD. Caring for Stroke Survivors: Ethnic Differences in Informal Caregiver Needs Among Mexican American and Non-Hispanic White Communities. Stroke. 2024 May;55(5):1271–1277.

Published In

Stroke

DOI

EISSN

1524-4628

Publication Date

May 2024

Volume

55

Issue

5

Start / End Page

1271 / 1277

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • 4201 Allied health and rehabilitation science
  • 3209 Neurosciences
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
  • 1109 Neurosciences
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences
  • 1102 Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology