Coping strategies and health-related quality of life after stroke

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Cerebral stroke causes a significant worsening of health-related quality of life. This review was conducted on studies investigating whether the levels of quality of life were influenced by the coping strategies used by stroke patients. We searched on PubMed and Web of Science databases and screening references of included studies and review articles for additional citations. From initial 389 publications, we included only 6 studies that met search criteria and described the association between coping and quality of life. Results showed that patients who prefer accommodative or active coping strategies had a better quality of life after stroke when compared with patients who adopted assimilative coping.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-28
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017


  • coping
  • disability
  • quality of life
  • stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology


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