First-stroke recovery process: the role of family social support.

  title={First-stroke recovery process: the role of family social support.},
  author={E D Tsouna-Hadjis and Kostas N Vemmos and N. Zakopoulos and Stamatios F. Stamatelopoulos},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  volume={81 7},
OBJECTIVE To determine the role of family social support in three stroke rehabilitation variables (functional status, depression, social status) during a 6-month recovery period. DESIGN Assessment of first-stroke patients' functional status, depression, and social status before discharge and at 1, 3, and 6 months after stroke onset, in comparison with the amount of family social support received. The family social support scale--compliance, instrumental, and emotional support--was employed in… CONTINUE READING
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