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Adult nursing
Stroke self-management programmes could improve patient self-efficacy and satisfaction with self-management behaviours
  1. Lisa Kidd
  1. School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Lisa Kidd, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8LL, UK; Lisa.Kidd{at}

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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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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.