The Perceived Marital Intimacy of Spouses Directly Influences the Rehabilitation Motivation of Hospitalized Stroke Survivors

Kil Je Moon, Misook L. Chung, Seon Young Hwang

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Abstract

Spousal support is likely to influence the rehabilitation motivation of stroke survivors who require long-term rehabilitation. This study was conducted to examine the reciprocal effects of the depressive symptoms and marital intimacy of stroke survivors and their spouses, and identify the factors that influence the rehabilitation motivation of stroke survivors. For this cross-sectional descriptive study, 72 stroke survivor-spouse couples were recruited from four rehabilitation hospitals in South Korea in 2017. The collected data were analyzed using path analyses with SPSS 20.0 and the R package. There were significant differences in the actor effects of stroke survivors’ and spouses’ depressive symptoms on the marital intimacy of the survivors and their spouses. The perceived marital intimacy of spouses was significantly associated with the rehabilitation motivation of stroke survivors. In order to enhance their rehabilitation motivation, it is necessary to periodically assess the depressive symptoms and perceived marital intimacy of their spouses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)502-510
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Nursing Research
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2021

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Keywords

  • depressive symptoms
  • martial intimacy
  • rehabilitation motivation
  • stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing (all)

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