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Title: 'It burdens me': The impact of stroke in central Aceh, Indonesia
Authors: Norris, M
Allotey, P
Barrett, G
Keywords: Stroke;Central Aceh;Impact;Biographical disruption
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: Sociology of Health & Illness, 34(6), 826 - 840, 2012
Abstract: The complex primary and secondary consequences of stroke have often been equated with the concept of biographical disruption, although a number of mediating factors have been identified. However, the research to date is almost exclusively based in western contexts, despite the fact that stroke is increasing most rapidly in low-income and middle-income countries. This research explores the experience of stroke in the rural community of central Aceh, Indonesia. The participants included 11 stroke survivors and 18 carers, with data collected through in-depth interviews and photographic facilitated interviews, supported with participant observation over a nine month period. The participants discussed and illustrated the disruptive result of their stroke, but for most, their ability to maintain religious duties and contribute to their family resulted in a form of biographical continuity. Their strategies and challenges are discussed alongside the implications for care in this context.
Description: This is the accepted version of the following article: Norris, M., Allotey, P. and Barrett, G. (2012), ‘It burdens me’: the impact of stroke in central Aceh, Indonesia. Sociology of Health & Illness, 34: 826–840. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9566.2011.01431.x, which has been published in final form at
ISSN: 0141-9889
Appears in Collections:Community Health and Public Health
Dept of Clinical Sciences Research Papers

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