Attitudes towards disability expressed by spouses of stroke patients Academic Article uri icon


  • A report is given on attitudes to disability expressed by spouses of patients disabled by cerebrovascular accident. In a sample of 79 spouses overprotection and unrealistic attitudes were a more common response than rejection or retributive guilt feelings. Attitudes of retributive guilt, rejection, unrealistic aims and overprotection in the spouse were not significantly related to the presence or absence of aphasia.

publication date

  • January 1, 1980