Susan Folden is assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University College of Nursing in Boca Raton, FL.
Effect of a Supportive-Educative Nursing Intervention on Older Adults' Perceptions of Self-Care After a Stroke
Article first published online: 3 SEP 2012
1993 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 18, Issue 3, pages 162–167, May-June 1993
How to Cite
Folden, S. L. (1993), Effect of a Supportive-Educative Nursing Intervention on Older Adults' Perceptions of Self-Care After a Stroke. Rehabilitation Nursing, 18: 162–167. doi: 10.1002/j.2048-7940.1993.tb00745.x
- Issue published online: 3 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 3 SEP 2012
The purpose of this study was to test the effects of an individually focused, guided decision-making intervention on individuals' perception of self-care ability following a stroke. A convenience sample of 68 individuals participating in four stroke rehabilitation programs in southeast Florida participated in the study. A quasi-experimental design using a pretest and a posttest was implemented. Findings indicated the potential effectiveness of this intervention in significantly increasing individuals' perceptions of their self-care ability after a stroke. Implications for practice and future research are discussed.