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Research Article  |   March 2006
Community Participation Following Cerebrovascular Accident: Impact of the Buffering Model of Social Support
Author Affiliations
  • Margaret Newsham Beckley, PhD, OTR/L, BCN, BCG, is Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University, College of Medicine and Public Health, School of Allied Medical Professions, 453 West Tenth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210; beckley.26@osu.edu
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Neurologic Conditions / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Stroke / Occupational Therapy for Remediation of Stroke
Research Article   |   March 2006
Community Participation Following Cerebrovascular Accident: Impact of the Buffering Model of Social Support
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March/April 2006, Vol. 60, 129-135. doi:10.5014/ajot.60.2.129
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March/April 2006, Vol. 60, 129-135. doi:10.5014/ajot.60.2.129
Abstract

This study examined data of older adults who had sustained a stroke and their ability to participate in the community following rehabilitation. There were 95 participants in this study to determine the interaction effect of functional limitation and social support on community participation. The findings indicate that for people who had sustained a cerebrovascular accident, community participation was more related to their ability to do for themselves, rather than the support that was available to them. The implications of these findings for future practice, programs, and research are discussed.