An exploration of emotional distress and sleep in a stroke rehabilitation setting

Rose, Leona and Perez Algorta, Guillermo (2018) An exploration of emotional distress and sleep in a stroke rehabilitation setting. PhD thesis, Lancaster University.

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This aim of this thesis was to explore experiences of emotional distress and sleep-wake patterns in an acute stroke rehabilitation setting. Both the systematic review and research paper are being prepared for submission to the international Journal of Stroke; the guidelines of which are included in the appendices (Appendix D, paper 1). Paper one is a systematic review of the literature investigating the potential benefit of third-wave psychological therapies to support individuals experiencing emotional distress resulting from previous stroke. Ten papers were reviewed and included in a narrative synthesis. The quality of the methodology of the studies is evaluated and discussed. Third wave interventions offer some promising initial results; however, research in this area is in its infancy, and requires further investigation. The research paper (paper two) explored the relationship between sleep, mood and pain and the possible predictive value these variables have on participation in rehabilitation. Experience sampling methods and actigraphy were utilised in this study. Twenty participants were recruited and took part in the study for an average of seven days. A multi level model analysis was used to explore the data. Results indicate that sleep efficiency, low mood and pain all offer some predictive value for participation in rehabilitation in this sample. Paper three is a critical appraisal of the systematic review and research paper. Pertinent issues, relevant to both papers are discussed. Recommendations for future research as well as considerations for clinical implications are discussed within the context of the research findings.

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