'HeART of Stroke (HoS)', a community-based Arts for Health group intervention to support self-confidence and psychological well-being following a stroke: protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility study.

Ellis-Hill, C., Gracey, F., Thomas, S., Lamont-Robinson, C., Thomas, P., Marques, E. M., Grant, M., Nunn, S., Cant, R. P., Galvin, K. T., Reynolds, F. and Jenkinson, D. F., 2015. 'HeART of Stroke (HoS)', a community-based Arts for Health group intervention to support self-confidence and psychological well-being following a stroke: protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility study. BMJ Open, 5 (8), e008888 .

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DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008888

Abstract

Over 152 000 people in the UK have strokes annually and a third experience residual disability. Low mood also affects a third of stroke survivors; yet psychological support is poor. While Arts for Health interventions have been shown to improve well-being in people with mild-to-moderate depression post-stroke, their role in helping people regain sense of self, well-being and confidence has yet to be evaluated. The main aim of this study is to explore the feasibility of conducting a pragmatic multicentre randomised controlled trial to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an Arts for Health group intervention ('HeART of Stroke' (HoS)) for stroke survivors. HoS is a 10-session artist-facilitated group intervention held in the community over 14 weeks. It offers a non-judgemental, supportive environment for people to explore sense of self, potentially enhancing well-being and confidence.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2044-6055
Uncontrolled Keywords:STROKE MEDICINE
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:School of Health and Social Care
ID Code:22495
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:24 Sep 2015 11:04
Last Modified:24 Sep 2015 11:04

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