Perceived control, coping and recovery from disability following stroke

Johnston, Marie and Morrison, Val and Macwalter, Ron and Partridge, Cecily (1999) Perceived control, coping and recovery from disability following stroke. Psychology & Health, 14 (2). pp. 181-192. ISSN 0887-0446. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Previous research has demonstrated that perceived control beliefs predict recovery from disability, allowing for initial levels of disability, in stroke patients. Theories of mental representations and coping would suggest that this relationship might be mediated by coping, by engaging in exercise, and that emotional factors might be involved. These hypotheses were examined in a longitudinal study of 71 patients interviewed in hospital within 3 weeks of the stroke, 1 month after discharge and 6 months after discharge. The results confirmed that perceived control predicted recovery from disability but no support was found for the mediating effects of exercise or mood. While the results offer some tentative suggestions for intervention, they point to deficiencies in current theories of disability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: perceived control; coping; mood; disability; stroke
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: I.T. Ekpo
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2009 20:13
Last Modified: 07 May 2014 13:35
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