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Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças

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TRAD, Luciana Isabel de Almeida; PEREIRA, Ana Paula Almeida de  and  BAPTISTA, Makilim Nunes. Social support and occupational aspects of adults after stroke. Psic., Saúde & Doenças [online]. 2017, vol.18, n.2, pp.474-483. ISSN 1645-0086.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15309/17psd180215.

The present study aimed to analyze the relationship between social support perception and occupational aspects of young adults after stroke. A cross-sectional design was adopted. A social support scale (EPSUS-A) and a demographic questionnaire were used to assess variables. A total of 20 adults, aged 18 to 45 years with a diagnosis of stroke participated, 65% were women, the mean age was 37,6 years, and education mean was 9,35 years. Results showed that the sample perceived positive social support after stroke. There was a significant relation between return to work and perceived social support. Results suggested that assessment of perception of low social support could be a useful tool to identify people with difficulties to return to work. As it seems that the majority of this group consists of women within the productive age range, it is suggested that AVC preventive actions should be addressed to this group as well.

Keywords : social support; occupation; stroke.

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