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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_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of British Columbia; PHTH 572 en_US
dc.title The Effect of Interventions on Balance Self-Efficacy in the Stroke Population: A Systematic Review en_US
dc.type text en_US
dc.type.text Graduating Project en_US
dc.description.affiliation Physical Therapy, Dept of en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en_US
dc.degree.campus UBCV en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.date.gss 2012-09-18T21:47:25Z

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