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Transition experiences of stroke survivors following discharge home.

Rittman M, Boylstein C, Hinojosa R, Hinojosa MS, Haun J. Transition experiences of stroke survivors following discharge home. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 2007 Mar 1; 14(2):21-31.

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BACKGROUND: Little is known about the transition experiences of stroke survivors after discharge home. PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to describe three domains of psychosocial experiences of stroke survivors during the first month following discharge for acute stroke. METHOD: Data were collected from 125 stroke survivors interviewed at 1 month following discharge home. RESULTS: Findings indicate that changes in sense of self, connectedness with others, and community integration presented the major challenges.

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