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Gavin - Interview 63

Gavin is a 47 year old media representative/spokesperson. He lives at home with his wife and two children. He is not working right now because of his stroke, but hopes to return to some type of work one day. His ethnic background is White British.

  • Background

    Gavin is a 47 year old media representative/spokesperson. He lives at home with his wife and two children. He is not working right now because of his stroke, but hopes...

  • Age at interview 47
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 11

    She had a stroke caused by a clot at the age of 34. The stroke caused left-sided paralysis, left hemianopia (loss of vision in left field) and epilepsy. Medication' aspirin (antiplatelet), epilim, tegretol (epilepsy).

  • Background

    Is a married mother of 1 who works as an admin assistant. Ethnic background’ White/English.

  • Age at interview 41
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 51

    He had a stroke due to a clot aged 38 which caused severe aphasia and right paralysis of his leg and arm. Medication' dipyridamole (blood pressure), aspirin (antiplatelet), simvastatin (cholesterol).

  • Background

    He is a married father with 1 child. He works as an accountant. Ethnic background/nationality: Srilankan/English.

  • Age at interview 44
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 10

    She had a stroke (aged 41) due to a clot from a hole in her heart which caused left-sided paralysis, numbness and central post stroke pain (CPSP). Medication' simvastatin (cholesterol), aspirin (antiplatelet), gabapentin, amitriptyline (CPSP).

  • Background

    Is a divorced mother of 2. Was part qualified accounts person and a fitness instructor but is not working because of stroke. Ethnic background/nationality: White/English.

  • Age at interview 44
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 19

    Stroke at 45 due to dissection of right carotid artery. Caused left paralysis, spasms & painful spasticity. Medication' perindopril (blood pressure) statin (cholesterol), aspirin (antiplatelet), citalopram (depression) clonazepam, tramadol (spasms/pain).

  • Background

    Is a married father of 2 adult children and 2 stepchildren. He works as a senior psychiatric nurse trainer. Ethnic background/nationality: White/Welsh.

  • Age at interview 47
  • Sex/Gender Male