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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Improving Quality of Life for Veterans with Stroke and Psychological Distress
Principal Investigator:

Gina L. Evans

Location: Houston, TX
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: December 2018 - November 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $16,424
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Stroke self-management treatment can improve disability, confidence in recovery, and quality of life. However, Veterans with comorbid stroke and psychological distress (anxiety and depression) have suboptimal mobility, little engagement in meaningful social interactions and poor quality of life. Effective management of psychological distress in patients with stroke is associated with positive physical functioning, social role functioning and quality of life. Current self-management treatments fo...

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