Self-management following stroke
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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.c8919

Correspondence

sara.joice@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review