Comparison of time use, role participation and life satisfaction of older people after stroke with a sample without stroke

McKenna, Kryss, Liddle, Jacki, Brown, Alysha, Lee, Katherine and Gustafsson, Louise (2009) Comparison of time use, role participation and life satisfaction of older people after stroke with a sample without stroke. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 56 3: 177-188. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1630.2007.00728.x


Author McKenna, Kryss
Liddle, Jacki
Brown, Alysha
Lee, Katherine
Gustafsson, Louise
Title Comparison of time use, role participation and life satisfaction of older people after stroke with a sample without stroke
Journal name Australian Occupational Therapy Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-1630
0045-0766
Publication date 2009-06-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2007.00728.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 56
Issue 3
Start page 177
End page 188
Total pages 12
Editor E. Froude
Place of publication Richmond, Vic.
Publisher Australian Association of Occupational Therapists Inc.
Language eng
Subject C1
920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
920502 Health Related to Ageing
110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
110308 Geriatrics and Gerontology
Abstract This study investigated the time use, role participation and life satisfaction of older Australians (aged 65 years and older) who were 1-3 years post-stroke and living in the community. The results of this study were compared with a published study on the time use, role participation and life satisfaction of older Australians who had not experienced stroke.
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Background/aims: This study investigated the time use, role participation and life satisfaction of older Australians (aged 65 years and older) who were 1–3 years post-stroke and living in the community. The results of this study were compared with a published study on the time use, role participation and life satisfaction of older Australians who had not experienced stroke.

Methods: Twenty-three participants with stroke (mean age 74.2 years, 69.6% men) were interviewed using measures of time use, role participation and life satisfaction.

Results:
Participants with stroke spent most of their time in sleep (7.2 h/day), solitary leisure (7.0 h/day), social leisure (3.0 h/day), and basic activities of daily living (2.9 h/day). Compared to the sample without stroke, participants with stroke spent significantly less time in sleep, instrumental activities of daily living, and volunteer work, and significantly more time at home, with others, and engaged in solitary leisure. Similar to the sample without stroke, the most common roles for participants with stroke were family member, friend, and home maintainer. Participants with stroke engaged in fewer roles than participants without stroke. Unlike the sample without stroke, role loss was not correlated with life satisfaction for participants with stroke; however, having more roles was correlated with greater life satisfaction.

Conclusion: Experiencing a stroke can affect the configuration of older people's time use and reduce their role participation. Facilitation of older people's role participation after stroke may enhance their life satisfaction.
Keyword ageing
stroke
time use
well-being
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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