An overview of coping strategies used by patients after stroke

Katarína Dančová, Tomáš Sollár, Martina Romanová

Abstract: There is growing empirical evidence that psychological factors such as personality, coping strategies, etc. play an important role in recovery after stroke. The objective of the present review was to provide an overview of current research on the relationship between coping and poststroke recovery. The findings of the study emphasize the specific role of coping strategies as a potential determinant of outcomes such as well-being, quality of life, recovery and depression after stroke. Several multidisciplinary databases available to the authors of this review were searched for studies published since 2010. Nine studies met the inclusion criteria. Most consistent findings suggest that coping strategies are substantial determinant of quality of life in patients after stroke and cause differences in perceiving subjective quality of life. A better understanding of the role of coping in poststroke recovery may be used in the process of rehabilitation. Methodological limits and suggestions for future research are discussed
Keywords: stroke, coping strategies, recovery, health-related quality of life, poststroke depression, poststroke fatigue, proactive coping.
Pages: 5 – 17
Doi: 10.17846/PP.2019.2.2.5-17
Source: Pomáhajúce profesie, 2019, vol. 2, issue 2, pp. 5-17 (PDF)
Language: English