Interventions targeting psychosocial adaptation in people with stroke : A scoping review

Qi ZHANG, Shanshan CHEN, Yating ZHANG, Jieqing NI, Jing HUANG, Yi WU, Mingzi LI*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This scoping review aimed to describe and map interventions targeting psychosocial adaptation in people with stroke.

A scoping review was conducted using the Joanna Briggs Institute methodology and reported according to Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses Extension for Scoping Reviews guidelines. We included original studies with interventions targeting psychosocial adaptation (concept) on people with stroke (population) in any setting (context). We searched six online electronic databases (PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, Web of Science, PsycINFO, and Cochrane Central Registry of Controlled Trials). We described interventions in terms of design characteristics, theoretical basis, details of interventions, and quantitative outcomes indicated in psychosocial adaptation.

Forty-three studies were identified. Eight intervention categories were identified to describe the interventions targeting psychosocial adaptation. Quantitative outcomes indicated psychosocial adaptation in our review were grouped into four domains: global adaptation, psychological adaptation, social adaptation, and others.

The mapping and description brought to light the large heterogeneity of interventions targeting psychosocial adaptation in people with stroke.

Practice implications: Deepening understanding of psychosocial adaptation can help health professionals further develop effective interventions aiming at promoting psychosocial adaptation and reducing negative health sequelae, such as risk of reduced psychosomatic recovery post stroke.
Original languageEnglish
Article number107751
JournalPatient Education and Counseling
Early online date17 Apr 2023
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by Weiming Excellent Young Nursing Scholar Research Fund (grant number: LGRC21ZD01 ).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 Elsevier B.V.


  • Mental health
  • Psychosocial adaptation
  • Scoping review
  • Stroke


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