Adjusting after stroke: Changes in sense of purpose in life and the role of social support, relationship strain, and time.

TitleAdjusting after stroke: Changes in sense of purpose in life and the role of social support, relationship strain, and time.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of PublicationForthcoming
AuthorsLewis, NA, Brazeau, H, Hill, PL
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
ISSN Number1461-7277
KeywordsPurpose in life, Social Support, Stroke
Abstract

It is unclear how the onset of a major health condition, such as a stroke, may impact sense of purpose long-term and whether social factors influence this change. We examined changes in purpose in 716 stroke patients ( M = 72.09 years, 52.5% female) who participated in the Health and Retirement Study between 2006 and 2014. Multilevel growth modeling indicated that recent stroke patients' sense of purpose declined over time relative to pre-stroke purpose, whereas those suffering stroke prior to baseline demonstrated relative stability. Furthermore, social support was associated with initial levels but not change in sense of purpose.

DOI10.1177/1359105318772656
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Alternate JournalJ Health Psychol
Citation Key9638
PubMed ID29734856