Supportive strategies for men who perform a care role : an occupational perspective

Davys, D ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4785-0972 and Collins, T ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9512-6241 2020, 'Supportive strategies for men who perform a care role : an occupational perspective' , International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 27 (5) .

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Access Information: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see https://doi.org/10.12968/ijtr.2018.0133

Abstract

Background/Aim: Health and social care practitioners often work alongside care givers. The aim of this study is consider commonality in the experience of being a male caregiver from specific perspectives utilising secondary analysis of research related to fathers of an adult child who has intellectual disability, and a study related to older widowers.

Methods: Secondary analysis of findings arising from two qualitative studies of men who have experience of a care role from different perspectives was applied using a triangulation approach to illuminate, develop and enrich findings between studies.

Findings: Overarching themes across the two studies included ‘Aspects of a care role’ and ‘Supportive mechanisms’. The findings demonstrate that men from these specific groups are actively involved in care and there are varied aspects to a care role. Factors that support men include the provision of appropriate and timely information, time spent in leisure activities, support from family, friends and individualised services.

Conclusions: If service providers are aware of strategies that are useful to male carers, this may support the health and wellbeing of both carer and the person they support.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Originally titled "Supportive strategies for men who have a care role : an occupational perspective."
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
Publisher: Mark Allen Group
ISSN: 1741-1645
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Depositing User: Dr D Davys
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2019 10:52
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2020 11:30
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/52418

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