Negative attitudes among short-term stroke survivors predict worse long-term survival.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patients respond to serious illness in different ways. We wished to determine whether different attitudes toward illness are associated with survival after stroke. METHODS: Three hundred seventy-two stroke patients were identified and medically assessed as part of a randomized trial to evaluate a stroke family care worker. They had all survived 6 months from randomization. A research psychologist visited each patient and administered the Mental Adjustment to Stroke Sca...Expand abstract
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