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dc.contributor.authorBugge, Carol-
dc.contributor.authorHagen, Suzanne-
dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Helen-
dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to explore the self-perceived health status of stroke patients, the factors that contribute to the perception and the relevance of the findings to researchers and practitioners. Outcomes were measured at one, three and six months post-stroke for 153 stroke patients and pre-morbid characteristics were gathered from GPs. Health status was measured using the Short Form 36 (SF36). Stroke patients' health status was significantly worse than a general population for four health dimensions (physical functioning, role physical, vitality and social functioning). Regression analyses with the SF36 profile scores as dependent variables revealed one model where associations between independent and dependent variables were relatively strong (physical functioning), the remaining seven models yielded weak associations. Self-perceived health status was not strongly related to impairment, disability or cognitive function. There are implications for researchers and practitioners across a range of professions. Researchers should aim to identify factors that explain stroke patients' perception of their own health and the impact of their perception on rehabilitation. Practitioners should consider the possible effects of low vitality on treatment concordance.en_UK
dc.publisherElsevier for Pergamon-
dc.relationBugge C, Hagen S & Alexander H (2001) Measuring stroke patients' health status in the early post-stroke phase using the SF36, International Journal of Nursing Studies, 38 (3), pp. 319-327.-
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dc.subjecthealth statusen_UK
dc.titleMeasuring stroke patients' health status in the early post-stroke phase using the SF36en_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleInternational Journal of Nursing Studies-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.contributor.affiliationHS Research - Stirling-
dc.contributor.affiliationGlasgow Caledonian University-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Aberdeen-
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