Psychosocial intervention in stroke: Families in recovery from stroke trial (FIRST)

Thomas A. Glass, Barry Dym, Sarah Greenberg, David Rintell, Carol Roesch, Lisa F. Berkman

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A family-focused psychosocial intervention for stroke survivors is described and illustrated with case studies. It is designed to improve functional recovery through four specific pathways: increased knowledge, efficacy, and control through stroke education; optimized social support; increased network cohesion; and improved problem-solving abilities. Rationales for these pathways are presented and methods of implementing them discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-181
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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