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dc.contributor.authorOmu, O-
dc.contributor.authorReynolds, F-
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-18T09:59:53Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-18T09:59:53Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationPhysiotherapy Theory and Practice, 29(6), 443 - 456, 2013en_US
dc.identifier.issn1532-5040-
dc.identifier.urihttp://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/09593985.2012.752057en
dc.identifier.urihttp://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/8888-
dc.descriptionThis is the author's accepted manuscript. The final published article is available from the link below. Copyright @ 2012 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.en_US
dc.description.abstractLife satisfaction and self-efficacy are important aspects of stroke rehabilitation. Previous research focuses on Western stroke survivors, neglecting the stroke experience in the Middle East. This research was conducted in Kuwait and entailed both quantitative and qualitative phases to obtain a more comprehensive, clinically relevant understanding of self-efficacy and life satisfaction during stroke rehabilitation in this culture. The aims were to: 1) investigate the relationships between self-efficacy and life satisfaction in female patients affected by stroke (Phase 1); and 2) explore health professionals' views regarding the importance of self-efficacy and possible strategies for enhancing self-efficacy during rehabilitation, through semi-structured interviews (Phase 2). Significant correlations were found between patients' general self-efficacy, and psychosocial adaptation self-efficacy following stroke. Self-efficacy (both general and psychosocial adaptation) showed significant correlations with life satisfaction post-stroke. Health professionals (more than half of whom were physiotherapists) recognised the importance of self-efficacy within stroke rehabilitation and identified five main ways to increase self-efficacy during stroke rehabilitation. These were to: 1) motivate and encourage patients; 2) provide more education about stroke and rehabilitation; 3) identify change; 4) offer a high-quality environment and therapy; and 5) set goals. In conclusion, psychosocial self-efficacy was identified as having a stronger relationship to life satisfaction compared with general self-efficacy within this sample of Kuwaiti female patients. Health professionals suggested various strategies for enhancing self-efficacy and thereby life satisfaction post-stroke during the rehabilitation process in Kuwait. Despite the collectivist culture of Kuwait, the findings indicate that the patient's own confidence and sense of responsibility for progress may be relevant to rehabilitation.en_US
dc.languageeng-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInforma Healthcareen_US
dc.subjectStrokeen_US
dc.subjectLife satisfactionen_US
dc.subjectSelf-efficacyen_US
dc.subjectRehabilitationen_US
dc.subjectKuwaiten_US
dc.titleLife satisfaction and self-efficacy in patients affected by a first stroke living in Kuwait: A two-phase studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09593985.2012.752057-
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