COMPLEXITY OF PARTICIPATION POST-STROKE: LONGITUDINAL ASSESSMENT OF COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION, POSITIVE AFFECT, SOCIAL SUPPORT AND FUNCTIONAL INDEPENDENCE

Sameer A. Ashaie*, Nichol Castro

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Abstract

Objective: To investigate longitudinal, predictive associations between community participation, positive affect, social support, and functional independence for individuals post-stroke at 3 and 12 months post-discharge. Design: Longitudinal design. Subjects: Data from 544 participants were obtained from the Stroke Recovery in Underserved Populations (2005–06) database. Methods: A cross-lagged panel network analysis to identify the complex set of predictive relationships between community participation, positive affect, social support, and functional independence 3 months post-discharge to 12 months post-discharge. Results: Community participation, particularly religious/spiritual activities, was an early predictor of later motor (functional) independence and social support. In addition, positive affect was an early predictor of social support. Conclusion: While participation in social situations is a desired outcome post-stroke, the results of this study indicate the importance of identifying early factors that influence community participation throughout the recovery process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberjrm00335
JournalJournal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Volume54
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

Keywords

  • aphasia
  • network
  • participation
  • positive emotion
  • stroke
  • support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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