Self-management following stroke
Sara Joice Health psychologist, the stroke workbook programme, Edinburgh, and post-doctoral research fellow, Social Dimensions of Health Institute, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee
This article defines the concept of self-management and describes psychological theories and emerging behaviour change techniques that nurses can use to promote positive self-care in patients who have had a stroke. A sample of interventions used in stroke care to effect behaviour change are presented and challenges that may arise for nurses when trying to encourage self-management are discussed.
Nursing Standard. 26, 22, 39-46. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.02.26.22.39.c8919Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review