Wellbeing after stroke
People who have had a stroke can experience decreases in their wellbeing.
Evidence suggests that people in the general population who have more self-compassion or psychological flexibility report increased feelings of wellbeing.
However, there is not much research about whether this is the case for people who have had a stroke.
As such, this study aims to investigate if stroke survivors who have more self-compassion or psychological flexibility report increased feelings of wellbeing.
What is wellbeing?
Wellbeing is a combination of how satisfied a person is with their life, and how positive or negative they generally feel (Keyes, Shmotkin & Ryff, 2002).
What is psychological flexibility?
Psychological Flexibility is a person’s ability to welcome their internal and external experiences in an open manner, with present moment awareness, and without attempts to avoid those experiences (Hayes, Luoma, Bond, Masuda, & Lillis, 2006).
What is self-compassion?
Self-compassion is a person’s ability to be warm and kind to themselves when facing challenges, to understand that other people experience challenges too, and to not judge themselves for finding things difficult (Neff et al., 2018).
This study aims to investigate whether psychological flexibility and self-compassion plays a role in people’s wellbeing after they have had a stroke, and whether this changes depending on how severe their stroke was.
Can I take part?
You can take part if:
- You have experienced a stroke or multiple strokes
- You are an English speaker
- You are over 18 years of age
- You do not have difficulty reading or understanding words
- You are not in hospital or living in an inpatient service
What will I have to do?
You will be asked to complete an online questionnaire about your stroke, thinking styles, and wellbeing. This will take 15-20 minutes.
You can find more information about the study, and take part, by going to tinyurl.com/strokewellbeing
The lead researcher of this study is Tom Oliani.
This study is being completed as part of his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Sheffield.Back