Cerebrovascular Accident: Elaboration Of Psychoeducational Intervention For Caregivers

Cerebrovascular Accident: Elaboration Of Psychoeducational Intervention For Caregivers

Mírian Rique de Souza Brito Dias1 *, Edlon Vitor Souza de Moura1, Moema Nunes Cordeiro de Assunção1, Maria do Socorro Cavalcanti2, Juliana Monteiro Costa3, Eliane Nóbrega Alburquerque3

Health Psychology Master’s Student at Pernambucana College of Health, 2 B. S. in Psychology, 3 Hospital Psychologist, 4 Tutor of the Health Psychology Master’s Program at Pernambucana College of Health, 5 Tutor of Psychology at Pernambucana College of Health

Journal of Stroke Research

Introduction: Cerebrovascular accident (CVA), also known as stroke, is characterized by the interruption of blood flow in a particular area of the brain, being of the ischemic or hemorrhagic type. Its involvement can lead to emotional dysfunctions, among which depression, mania, bipolar disorder and post-stroke anxiety disorder.

Objective: To propose psychoeducational intervention in a group of caregivers of the patients who were affected with stroke, aiming at a better understanding of the emotional aspects.

Methodology: A welcome space will be provided for the companions to share their experiences through a conversation, followed by the delivery of psychoeducational material on the stroke.

Results: It is known that there is usually a deficiency related to the qualification of the caregivers regarding the continuity of the physical and emotional assistance of the patient, which can lead to doubts, unrealistic expectations and inadequate management of the patient. Therefore, psychoeducation is a tool that can be used in the hospital context, since it is understood that the hospital psychologist has been increasingly active in the definition of behaviors and treatments within a multidisciplinary team.

Conclusion: The need for a psychoeducational intervention in caregivers of patients diagnosed by CVA is necessary because of its abrupt character and reverberation on the caregiver, who needs guidelines to face the possible post-stroke psychological complications in the patient.

Keywords: stroke, depression, anxiety, caregivers, complexity, hospital psychology.

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Mírian Rique de Souza Brito Dias, Edlon Vitor Souza de Moura, Moema Nunes Cordeiro de Assunção, Maria do Socorro Cavalcanti, Juliana Monteiro Costa, Eliane Nóbrega Alburquerque.Cerebrovascular Accident: Elaboration Of Psychoeducational Intervention For Caregivers. Journal of Stroke Research, 2020 5:9. DOI: 10.28933/jsr-2019-09-2001


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