Self–management programmes specific to stroke survivors

Self care is about individuals taking responsibility for their own health and well-being.The experience of a stroke event may result in a disruption to the patients daily life. Stroke patients often report have fears that they will have permanent disability and this leads to major concerns over their ability to recover and be productive and engaged with family, friends and coworkers. 

Lennon S et al. writing in Clinical Rehabilitation, 04/19/2013 from Physiotherapy, School of Medicine, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia undertook a literature review to examine the evidence base underlying self–management programmes specific to stroke survivors. The group concluded that further work is needed to confirm the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of stroke self–management programmes

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