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Commentary on: Zhou X, Liu Z, Zhang W, et al. Resilience is associated with post-stroke depression in Chinese stroke survivors: a longitudinal study. J Affect Disord 2020.
Implications for research and practice
Future research needs to investigate the relationship between resilience and post-stroke depression, how it affects patient care and coping mechanisms during a crisis.
In clinical practice, nurses need to better understand how psychological resilience contributes to emotional distress, stress and poststroke anxiety and depression and be prepared to assess a patient's resilience to facilitate early and effective management of poststroke depression.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2020) acknowledged that after a stroke patients might present with long-term or lifelong disabilities that can take weeks, months or even years to develop.1 One of the long-term conditions associated with stroke is depression.1 Patients may need treatment, therapy and care poststroke depression (PSD) …
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Competing interests None declared.
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