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Self Management Information and Resources

Self-management is defined as management of tasks that individuals must undertake to live with one or more chronic conditions. These tasks include medical and health management, role management and emotional management of their condition (Parke et al 2015 [16]). Self-management aims to help stroke survivors address any lifestyle interventions necessary to reduce the risk of recurrence of stroke. Self-management also aims to help stroke survivors adopt strategies to manage changes in physical and cognitive ability, relationships, and their place of residence, and to better participate in the community.

There are many types of self-management programs but common elements within them all include goal setting, action planning, problem-solving, forming a patient/professional relationship, involvement of family/carers, decision making and taking action. 
(2017 Australian Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management)

Taking Charge After Stroke (TaCAS) - This New Zealand based study was designed to be delivered early in the community phase of stroke rehabilitation and demonstrated improved health-related quality of life, independence and advanced activities of daily living 12 months after stroke.  For more information and tools to implement this programme visit:




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