22. Prevention of Stroke

  1. Nadina B. Lincoln1,
  2. Ian I. Kneebone2,
  3. Jamie A. B. Macniven3 and
  4. Reg C. Morris4

Published Online: 1 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119961307.ch22

Psychological Management of Stroke

Psychological Management of Stroke

How to Cite

Lincoln, N. B., Kneebone, I. I., Macniven, J. A. B. and Morris, R. C. (2011) Prevention of Stroke, in Psychological Management of Stroke, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119961307.ch22

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Nottingham, UK

  2. 2

    University of Surrey, UK

  3. 3

    Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand

  4. 4

    Cardiff University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 DEC 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 NOV 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470684276

Online ISBN: 9781119961307



  • stroke prevention;
  • strokes, and a sudden onset;
  • public health campaigns;
  • secondary prevention, designed to reduce risk;
  • stroke prevention guidelines;
  • psychological distress and stress;
  • alcohol consumption, and risk of stroke;
  • biological risk factors;
  • health beliefs model;
  • multifaceted interventions, reducing risk


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Stroke prevention guidelines

  • Major risk factors for stroke

  • Models of health behaviour and stroke prevention

  • Strategies for risk reduction

  • Psychological interventions for specific risk-related behaviours

  • A case example: preventing a second stroke

  • Conclusions

  • Future research