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The Video Narratives Intervention on The Self-Efficacy of Medication Understanding and Use among Post-stroke Patients

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This thesis describes the impact of video narratives on self-efficacy related to medication-taking behaviour of post-stroke patients. The video narratives incorporated the concepts of Health Belief theory in a motivational story format, delivered by actual patient and medical professional, were able to motivate and trigger patients’ proactivity towards enhanced self-efficacy in understanding and taking medication, positive perceptions on illness and treatment, and improve blood pressure control and monitoring. This strategy was readily accepted by post-stroke patients of various cultural backgrounds in Malaysia. The sustainability of this translational research of theory-to-practice highlights the necessity of future collaborations in tertiary healthcare settings.


Principal supervisor

Tha Kyi Kyi

Additional supervisor 1

Anuar Zaini Md Zain

Additional supervisor 2

Quek Kia Fatt

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (Monash University Malaysia)

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences