'Feeling sad and useless': an investigation into personal acceptance of disability and its association with depression following stroke.
OBJECTIVES: To study the association of acceptance of disability with depression following stroke and its ability to predict depression at follow-up. DESIGN: A prospective cohort mixed (quantitative and qualitative) design was used. SETTING AND SUBJECTS: Patients admitted to a stroke unit were consecutively recruited. Eighty-nine participated at one month and 81 were followed up nine months post stroke. MAIN MEASURES: Depressive disorder was assessed using a structured clinical interview. Di...Expand abstract
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