Gender, health ambiguity, and depression among survivors of first stroke: A pilot study

Michael J. McCarthy, Karen Lyons, Laurie E. Powers, Elizabeth A. Bauer

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    Objective: To investigate the association between health ambiguity and depressive symptoms among stroke survivors and whether survivor gender moderates this association. Design: Cross-sectional survey study. Setting: General community. Participants: Survivors of first stroke (N=36) recruited through provider referral, support groups, and print and Web-based sources. Interventions: Not applicable. Main Outcome Measures: Depressive symptoms as measured by the Patient Health Questionnaire-9. Results: Health ambiguity (β=.984, P

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)193-195
    Number of pages3
    JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013



    • Depression
    • Rehabilitation
    • Stroke
    • Uncertainty

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Rehabilitation
    • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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