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The longitudinal relationship between acceptance and anxiety and depression in people who have had a stroke

Crowley, Dominic and Andrews, Leanne (2017) 'The longitudinal relationship between acceptance and anxiety and depression in people who have had a stroke.' Aging and Mental Health. ISSN 1364-6915

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Abstract

Objectives: The role that acceptance may play in anxiety and depression has received little attention in stroke, unlike other chronic conditions. This study aimed to clarify whether acceptance of a stroke is related to anxiety and depression post-stroke when controlling for social support. Design: A longitudinal design was employed with 35 participants completing measures at two time points: three-month and nine-month post-stroke. Methods: Forty-one stroke patients, who were three-month post-stroke, were recruited from a stroke service register. Participants completed measures of anxiety, depression, social support and acceptance at two time points, six months apart. Results: Acceptance was moderately and negatively correlated with anxiety and depression at three- and nine-month post-stroke. Acceptance showed a moderate and positive correlation with emotional and practical social support at Time 1 but not at Time 2. Acceptance at Time 1 was a stronger predictor of both anxiety and depression at Time 2 than emotional or practical social support. Conclusions: Acceptance is an important area to consider in relation to rehabilitation and adjustment following a stroke.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stroke, acceptance, anxiety, depression, social support
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Health and Social Care, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2017 09:36
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2018 09:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20169

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