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A Brief Behavioral Intervention Can Reduce Depression in Stroke Survivors – 1

Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. A recent study published in the journal Stroke, finds that a nurse-led behavior intervention can reduce the incidence of depression in stroke survivors.

Dr. Grady: Behavioral intervention is a strategy and an approach to try to change the behavior of an individual or groups of individuals.

Narrator: Dr. Patricia A. Grady, Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research explains how the intervention, called Living Well with Stroke, helps stroke survivors.

Dr. Grady: It helps them focus on realistic treatment goals and helps them develop strategies to deal with frustrations in trying to reach their goals.

Narrator: She adds that Living Well with Stroke provides individualized counseling. For details on the intervention, visit www.ninr.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and human Services.

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This page last reviewed on March 25, 2011

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