Gale Robinson-Smith is an assistant professor at Villanova University College of Nursing in Villanova, PA.
Maximizing Stroke Recovery Using Patient Self-Care Self-Efficacy
Version of Record online: 10 JUL 2012
2003 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 28, Issue 2, pages 48–51, March-April 2003
How to Cite
Robinson-Smith, G. and Pizzi, E. R. (2003), Maximizing Stroke Recovery Using Patient Self-Care Self-Efficacy. Rehabilitation Nursing, 28: 48–51. doi: 10.1002/j.2048-7940.2003.tb02028.x
- Issue online: 10 JUL 2012
- Version of Record online: 10 JUL 2012
- psychosocial stroke recovery;
Self-care self-efficacy is a compensatory mechanism that may lead to improved psychological adaptation poststroke. Nurses working with stroke patients may use self-care self-efficacy interventions to help the patients achieve a successful recovery. This article describes the four components of self-efficacy, and discusses their application to stroke patients in rehabilitation. Self-care self-efficacy interventions have the potential to decrease depression and increase quality of life for patients after stroke, and may become a valuable tool for nurses who practice in rehabilitation settings.
The use of self-care self-efficacy techniques by nurses helps to motivate patients to succeed in their self-care after stroke.