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.