The aim of this study is to examine the effectiveness of a nurse-led self-efficacy enhancing stroke self-management program on recovery of community-dwelling stroke survivors.
Previous systematic reviews showed that theory-based stroke self-management programs had potential benefits in improving stroke survivors' quality of life and self-efficacy. However there is a lack of evidence evaluating the effectiveness of a nurse-led theory-based stroke self-management program among community-dwelling Chinese stroke survivors.
This is a parallel group, single-blinded, randomized controlled trial to be held in a community center. All participants will be assessed at two time-points (baseline before randomization, and one month after program completion). Eligible participants will be randomly allocated to either the control group (receiving usual care) or the intervention group (receiving the self-efficacy enhancing stroke self-management program). Participants in the intervention group will receive an additional assessment on usefulness of the program immediately after program completion.
- Usual care Behavioral
Intervention Desc: Usual care such as hospital-based or community-based health education or services. ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: Stroke self-management program Description: The program is aimed at enhancing community-dwelling stroke survivors' post-stroke recovery. ARM 2: Kind: Experimental Label: Usual care Description: Usual care provided to stroke survivors discharged to their home.
- Stroke self-management program Behavioral
Intervention Desc: A nurse-led community-based self-efficacy enhancing stroke self-management program. ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: Stroke self-management program Description: The program is aimed at enhancing community-dwelling stroke survivors' post-stroke recovery.
- Allocation: Randomized
- Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
- Purpose: Treatment
- Endpoint: Efficacy Study
- Intervention: Parallel Assignment
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||Self-efficacy in performing stroke self-management behaviors||One month after the program||No|
|Secondary||Stroke self-management behaviors||One month after the program||No|
|Secondary||Health-related quality of life||One month after the program||No|
|Secondary||Depressive symptoms||One month after the program||No|
|Secondary||Community reintegration||One month after the program||No|
|Secondary||Outcome expectation||One month after the program||No|