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Jackie - Interview 64

Jackie suffered a stroke in 2003 while home alone and was found by her daughter 28 hours later. She voluntarily chose to retire from work so she would have enough stamina for other things including recreational activities in the community.

  • Background

    Jackie is a 61 year old retired property manager, who left work voluntarily after her stroke. Her ethnic background is White British.

  • Age at interview 61
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Susan - Interview 62

    Susan experienced a stroke in 2007 while at home with her husband. Her husband called for an ambulance, which unfortunately, did not arrive until much later. While she was waiting for an ambulance she suffered a fall and injured her left side (hip, shoulder, wrist, and arm), these injuries were left untreated while in hospital.

  • Background

    Susan is a 67 year old retired bank clerk supervisor and bed and breakfast owner. Her ethnic background is White British.

  • Age at interview 67
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • David - Interview 61

    David experienced two strokes in 2003 in addition to two episodes of pneumonia. The stroke, which affected his mobility, balance, and ability to drive, led to an early retirement from his job as a monitoring officer for the local council.

  • Background

    David is a 62 year old retired monitoring officer. He experienced two strokes in 2003. His ethnic background is White British.

  • Age at interview 62
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Ralph - Interview 60

    One morning Ralph awoke to feelings of pins and needles in his arm and leg. Recognising that there was a problem, he immediately called NHS Direct. Ralph was happy with the quick response, but felt that things fell apart afterward. Since he lived alone and had no social support network (i. E., family to call), he discharged himself from the hospital.

  • Background

    Ralph is 69, retired, and resides at home on his own. He experienced his stroke three years prior at age 66. His ethnic background is White British.

  • Age at interview 69
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Malcolm - Interview 59

    When Malcolm had his stroke he initially thought that he was having an angina attack. Malcolm has other health conditions including angina, diabetes, epilepsy, sleep apnoea, and is registered blind.

  • Background

    Malcolm is a retired transport manager. His ethnic background is White British.

  • Age at interview 67
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Mr Singh - Interview 58

    Mr. Singh had a heart attack and four strokes between 2003 and 2010. The strokes affected his left side and left him feeling restricted. His heart muscle is damaged and his heartbeat irregular. Over time he has regained some strength in his left leg but cannot use his left hand. Since having his heart attack and strokes, he has made many lifestyle changes which include daily exercise and healthy eating. His goal is to throw away his walking stick by next year.

  • Background

    Mr. Singh is a 65 year old retired postmaster. He experienced several strokes (the first one in 2003 and the last one 2010). His ethnic background is Indian Muslim.

  • Age at interview 65
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 50

    He had a stroke at the aged 58 due to a clot and then a second stroke 1 year later due to a haemorrhage. Medication' perindopril, bendroflumethiazide, prazosin (blood pressure), aspirin (antiplatelet), (stopped due to haemorrhage).

  • Background

    Is divorced with 3 children. He is a retired credit controller. Ethnic background/nationality: Black/ African.

  • Age at interview 66
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 44

    He had a stroke due to a clot at the age of 60 which caused left sided weakness in his leg and paralysis of his hand. His speech was also affected and he has depression. Medication' aspirin (antiplatelet) simvastatin (cholesterol) fluoxetine (depression).

  • Background

    Is a married father with 4 adult children. He is a retired shopkeeper. Ethnic background/nationality: Pakistani/English.

  • Age at interview 69
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 33

    She had a stroke due to a clot aged 67, which caused weakness of her left arm and face and some initial speech problems. Medication' perindropril (blood pressure) simvastatin (cholesterol), aspirin, delayed release dipyridamole (antiplatelets).

  • Background

    Is divorced with 4 adult children and she is a retired carer. Ethnic background/nationality: White/Scottish.

  • Age at interview 69
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 28

    He had a stroke due to a clot aged 62, which caused right weakness, spasms and speech problems. Medication' ramipril, diltiazem hydrochloride, prazosin hydrochloride, adalat (blood pressure), simvastatin (cholesterol), aspirin, dipyridamole (antiplatelet).

  • Background

    Is a single man with no children and is a retired postman. Ethnic background/nationality: White/English.

  • Age at interview 63
  • Sex/Gender Male