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Commentary on: Lo SH, Chang AM and Chau JP. Stroke self-management support improves survivors’ self-efficacy and outcome expectation of self-management behaviors. Stroke 2018;49:758–760.
Implications for practice and research
Practitioners can support and promote stroke survivors’ engagement in self-management through facilitative strategies that align with the constructs of self-efficacy theory.
Further research is required to understand the barriers and facilitators to implementing theoretically driven, supported stroke self-management interventions in practice that align with the contexts of people’s daily lives and their self-management priorities.
Stroke is an acute event followed by long-term treatments and supported self-management that help to prevent further stroke, facilitate rehabilitation, and help stroke survivors and their families to manage the complex longer-term consequences and ‘treatment burden’ associated with stroke. A growing body of evidence supports the effectiveness of supported self-management approaches for stroke survivors and their families, particularly approaches underpinned by the theoretical, …
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