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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 

Self-Management Programs for Quality of Life in People with Stroke

Description of Resource: 
This systematic review sought to examine the effects of self-management programs for people who have had a stroke. Self-management programs teach people about stroke, helping them develop the skills to work with their problems and challenges, and identify and achieve their own goals. This review identified 14 studies and found that self-management programs improved quality of life after stroke. People with stroke reported improvements in their ability to live the way they wanted and that they felt more empowered to take charge of their lives. There were no reports of any risks or negative effects.

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Developed By: 
Cochrane Review
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Health-Related Quality of Life & Well-Being
Heart Disease and Stroke
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Fryer CE, Luker JA, McDonnell MN, Hillier SL. Self management programmes for quality of life in people with stroke. Cochrane Database Syst Rev [Internet]. 2016 [cited 2017 12 5];(8):Article CD010442. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010442.pub2. Available from: