Journal article

The Stroke and Carer Optimal Health Program (SCOHP) to enhance psychosocial health: study protocol for a randomised control trial

Catherine Brasier, Chantal F Ski, David R Thompson, jan cameron, Casey L O'Brien, Nicola T Lautenschlager, Graeme Gonzales, Ya-seng Arthur Hsueh, Gaye Moore, Simon R Knowles, Susan L Rossell, Rachel Haselden, David J Castle

Trials | BioMed Central | Published : 2016

Abstract

Background: Stroke is a leading cause of disability and distress, and often profoundly affects the quality of life of stroke survivors and their carers. With the support of carers, many stroke survivors are returning to live in the community despite the presence of disability and ongoing challenges. The sudden and catastrophic changes caused by stroke affects the mental, emotional and social health of both stroke survivors and carers. The aim of this study is to evaluate a Stroke and Carer Optimal Health Program (SCOHP) that adopts a person-centred approach and engages collaborative therapy to educate, support and improve the psychosocial health of stroke survivors and their carers. Method..

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