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Coping with stroke: psychological and social dimensions in U.S. patients.

  title={Coping with stroke: psychological and social dimensions in U.S. patients.},
  author={Judith M. Popovich and Patricia G Fox and Ram Bandagi},
  journal={The international journal of psychiatric nursing research},
  volume={12 3},
Stroke is the third-leading cause of death in the world, affecting 3 million women and 2.5 million men annually. The success of rehabilitation efforts for stroke patients is often measured in terms of physical functioning. However, the literature suggests that the effects of stroke and subsequent adaptation include psychological and social dimensions as well. The purpose of this study was to investigate how patients in the United States perceived their stroke experiences by examining their… 

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