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J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2013 Dec;24(4):388-397. Korean. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2013.24.4.388
Chang KO .
Department of Nursing, Jinju Health College, Jinju, Korea. chko1015@hanmail.net
Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to examine effects of a self-help management program at public health centers on self-efficacy, self-esteem, knowledge of stroke and family supports in stroke patients. METHODS: Based on a quasi-experimental design, 44 persons with stroke were assigned to the experimental group (n=21) or the control group (n=23). Data were analyzed through the descriptive statistics, t-test, chi2-test and Mann-Whitney test with the SPSS/WIN 18.0 program. RESULTS: The experimental group showed significant improvement in its members' self-efficacy, self-esteem, knowledge of stroke and family supports. CONCLUSION: The self-help management program can be an effective nursing intervention to help stroke patients improve their self-efficacy, self-esteem, knowledge of stroke and family supports. That program is also meaningful in that it can contribute to more effective implementation of established programs for stroke patients in public health centers.

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