Body awareness, self-identity, and perception of exercise importance after stroke rehabilitation

Inês da Costa Pato, Maria, Pedro Ferreira, José and Douglas, Kitrina (2022) Body awareness, self-identity, and perception of exercise importance after stroke rehabilitation. Advances in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, 2022 (4). ISSN 2641-6859

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Abstract

A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Although stroke presentation rate is decreasing, it still continues to be one of the main cause of mortality and morbidity in Portugal, its prevalence remains high. Stroke consequences, in most of the cases, results in some degree of dependence with direct implications for the daily life of the stroke survivor who goes through a long process of adaptation and acceptance of their new reality. The purpose of this study was to understand stroke survivor´s self-perceptions regarding their body awareness, body image, self-identity, and the perception of exercise importance after the rehabilitation discharge.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.37722/AOASM.2022402
Additional Information: Copyright: © 2022 Maria Inês da Costa Pato
Keywords: Body Awareness; Physical Exercise; Self-Perceptions; Self-Identity; Stroke survivors
Subjects: Medicine and health
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Depositing User: Kitrina Douglas
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2022 16:39
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2022 16:39
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/9644

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