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The Effect of Interventions on Balance Self-Efficacy in the Stroke Population: A Systematic Review

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dc.contributor.author Tao, Amy
dc.contributor.author Soh, Michelle
dc.contributor.author Tam, Carolyn
dc.contributor.author Tan, Hannah
dc.contributor.author Thompson, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-18T21:47:25Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-18T21:47:25Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/43226
dc.description.abstract Stroke, or cerebral vascular accident (CVA), is reported to be the leading cause of long-term disability worldwide. Impairments in balance and mobility are common after stroke and stroke survivors are estimated to suffer more than twice as many falls as age and gender-matched counterparts. In addition to falls, research has shown that balance and mobility impairments are associated with decreased self-efficacy. Self-efficacy is defined as “an individual’s judgment of his or her ability to organize and execute given types of performances”. Impaired balance self-efficacy has been reported in community dwelling post-stroke patients and has been shown to be an independent predictor of satisfaction with community reintegration in older adults with chronic stroke. In order to prevent a perpetuating cycle of falls, decreased self-efficacy, avoidance behavior, deconditioning and functional decline, it is important for both therapists and researchers to understand how balance self-efficacy can be improved in the stroke population. There is currently little understanding of how to best improve balance self-efficacy in stroke patients; therefore, our objective is to determine the effect of various interventions on balance self-efficacy in the stroke population, and to determine which types of interventions are most effective. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award (UBCV Non-Thesis Graduate Work) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of British Columbia; PHTH 572 en
dc.title The Effect of Interventions on Balance Self-Efficacy in the Stroke Population: A Systematic Review en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.text Graduating Project en
dc.description.affiliation Medicine, Faculty of en
dc.description.affiliation Physical Therapy, Department of en
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en
dc.degree.campus UBCV en
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en
dc.date.gss 2012-09-18T21:47:25Z

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