Kessler Foundation Pilot Study Incorporates Mobile App for Collecting Data on Real-Time Experiences, toward the Goal of Real-Time Intervention Strategies

Kessler Foundation Pilot Study Incorporates Mobile App for Collecting Data on Real-Time Experiences, toward the Goal of Real-Time Intervention Strategies
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“The stress of caring for stroke survivors can affect the mental and physical health of caregivers and lead to decline in quality of life. These negative effects can be exacerbated when recovery is complicated by spatial neglect, a common but hidden disability that affects 30% to 50% of survivors. Spatial neglect increases the risk for falls, prolongs hospitalization, and impedes rehabilitation outcomes,” explained Dr. Chen, “and complicates the job of caregiving provided by family members. Documenting stress levels and triggers is essential to developing interventions that lower stress and burden among family caregivers.”

In this episode, I spoke with Dr. Peii Chen, Senior Research Scientist in our Center for Stroke Research at Kessler Foundation to talk about her latest study, “Ecological Momentary Assessment for Burden and Stress among Stroke Caregivers,”

Funding sources for this study is the New Jersey Health Foundation.

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Learn more about Dr. Peii Chen at and podcast host Joan Banks-Smith

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This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 remotely and was edited and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation.

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