An educational intervention for stroke rehabilitation patients and their families: Healthy living after stroke

Florence Denby*, Richard L. Harvey

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The education of stroke patients and their families on prevention of recurrent stroke is a rehabilitation challenge. The principal objective of this article is to share a process for creating a stroke education program that improves patient and caregiver knowledge of secondary prevention, stroke signs and symptoms, modifiable risk factors, and maintenance of functional independence. During stroke recovery, patient education is a continuous journey. The education program needs to take into consideration the individual's readiness to learn, unique learning styles, and timing of sessions. In our educational program, Healthy Living After Stroke, we used the stroke team to develop different venues of learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-45
Number of pages12
JournalTopics in Stroke Rehabilitation
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003

Keywords

  • Function
  • Lifestyle
  • Patient education
  • Recurrent stroke
  • Risk factors
  • Secondary prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Community and Home Care
  • Clinical Neurology

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