In recent years, gender issues have been highly valued all over the world, and women's health is also a topic of policy attention. When women cannot complete self-care and require help from others due to stroke, whether their needs can be properly understood and satisfied becomes an important gender issue. The aim of this study explored the experience of women with stroke. A qualitative approach was used in this study. Participants were recruited from a medical center in Central Taiwan and were selected using purposive sampling. A total of 19 women with stroke experience were admitted in this study. "Break the cocoon and become a butterfly." is the core category in this study, which includes six categories and 19 subcategories. Women with stroke experience will go through the process of "break the cocoon and become a butterfly." If the healthcare providers can take care both of physiological and psychological problems, intervene in time to listen and encourage them, then provide individualized health education and information, they can adapt to the coexistence of the disease more quickly and get better quality of life.
Audience Take Away Notes:
- Understand the impact of stroke on a female patient from their experience
- Explore the feelings and emotions experienced by female stroke patients throughout their recovery process, and understand the journey of recovery and adaptation
- Learn the physical and psychological problems with the women who experienced a stroke
- Learn the mental needs and support for women who experienced a stroke
- Providing quality care to female stroke patients involves a professional and patient- centered approach that addresses their individual needs and promotes their recovery