Marina Bastawrous, PhD candidate, MSc, HonBSc
[Dissertation: Peer support between caregivers of aging parents: The contribution of tie strength, peer similarity and networking modality to perceptions of support]
2009-2011, Masters of Science, Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
[Thesis: The experiences adult daughters providing post-stroke care to a parent]
2005-2009, Honours BSc, University College, University of Toronto
[Double major: Human Biology and Philosophy]
Bastawrous, M. Caregiver Burden- A Critical Discussion. International Journal of Nursing Studies. November 3rd, 2012. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2012.10.005
Bastawrous, M; Gignac, MA; Kapral, MK; Cameron, JI. Factors that contribute to adult children caregivers’ well-being: A Scoping Review. Health and Social Care in the Community. Published online before print: December 4 2014. DOI: 10.1111/hsc.12144.
Bastawrous, M; Gignac, MA; Kapral, MK; Cameron, JI. Daughters providing post-stroke care: Perspectives on the parent-to-child relationship and well-being. Qualitative Health Research. 24(11), November, 2014, pp. 1527-1539. DOI: 10.1177/1049732314548689.
Cameron, JI, Bastawrous, M.; Smale, L Stroke Survivors', Caregivers', and Health Care Professionals' Perspectives on the Weekend Pass to Facilitate Transition Home. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 46(9), October 2014, pp. 858-863(6). DOI: 10.2340/16501977-1854.
Bastawrous, M; Gignac, MA; Kapral, MK; Cameron, JI. Adult daughters providing post-stroke care to a parent: a qualitative study of the impact that role overload has on lifestyle, participation and family relationships. Clinical Rehabilitation.DOI:
Bastawrous M; Gignac, M; Kapral, M; Cameron JI. When daughters become caregivers to a parent who has suffered a stroke: a qualitative exploration of how the parent-to-child relationship is associated with caregiver well being. Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association 2011; 42: e586-e622
Bastawrous, M; Gignac, M; Kapral, M; Cameron, JI. When the daughter becomes a caregiver to a parent who has suffered a stroke: The influence of the parent-child relationship on caregiver well being. Cerebrovascular Disease 2011; 31 (Suppl 2).
Bastawrous M, Cameron JI. The influence of the adult child caregiver to parent relationship on caregiver wellbeing: A Systematic Review. Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association 2010; 41(7).
- Guest on Ottawa Morning with Hallie Cotnam. August 5th, 2014. http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/Ontario/ID/2482926477/
- Guest on Guest on Vancouver’s CKNW AM 980: Morning News with Philip Till. June 14th, 2010
- Guest on Toronto’s CP24: On Call with Dr. Karl. June 12th, 2010
CBC, August 6th, 2014. Research breaks new ground on adult caregiver support for each other
Canadian Stroke Network, June 7, 2010 Daughters caring for a parent recovering from stroke more prone to depression than sons
The Heart and Stroke Foundation, June 7, 2010 Daughters caring for a parent recovering from stroke more prone to depression than sons
The Vancouver Sun, June 6, 2010 ‘Tsunami’ of strokes imminent as population ages, experts say
Top News United Kingdom, June 7, 2010 Canadian Study: Daughters Caring For Parents Recovering from Stroke, More Prone to Depression
Bloomberg Businessweek, June 8, 2010 Female caregivers face a heavier toll: Study
Indian Express, June 7, 2010 Daughter caregivers more prone to depression
Scholarships and Awards
- 2013-2015 CIHR Strategic Research Training Doctoral Fellowship in Health Care, Technology, & Place
- 2013 Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Student Scholarship
- 2010, 2012 & 2014 CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health Young Investigators Forum Travel Award
- 2010-2011 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
- 2011 & 2014 University of Toronto Institute for Life Course and Aging Northwater Capital Management Travel Award
- 2010 CIHR Institute for Aging Travel Award