Journal article

A psychosocial intervention for stroke survivors and carers: 12-month outcomes of a randomized controlled trial

Catherine Minshall, David J Castle, David R Thompson, Michaela Pascoe, Jan Cameron, Marita McCabe, Pragalathan Apputhurai, Simon R Knowles, Zoe Jenkins, Chantal F Ski

Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020


Background and Purpose: Stroke can have a devastating impact on the mental and physical health of stroke survivors and their carers. We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a novel psychosocial intervention designed to improve health outcomes in both groups.Methods: We conducted a randomized controlled trial of a personalized psychosocial intervention (eight 1-hour weekly sessions plus one booster) compared to usual care for adult stroke survivors and carers. Participants recruited from hospital services and community referrals completed questionnaires at baseline, 3, 6, and 12 months. Primary outcomes were quality of life and self-efficacy; secondary outcomes were depressive and anxiety s..

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