|Table 4: The participants’ statements on the Cantril, Faces, and HSCL instruments.|
|Cantril: Cantril's Ladder Scale, life satisfaction (global).|
Presents a picture of a ladder with 10 steps and 11 numbers (0–10).
Step ten at the top of the ladder depicts the highest level of satisfaction (10), and step one at the bottom depicts the lowest (0).
Faces: Faces Scale, affective experience of happiness/sadness.
Presents seven visual faces whose expressions vary from very happy (7) to very sad (1).
HSCL-8: Hopkins Symptom Check List with 8 items, symptoms of psychological distress (depression and anxiety). Range score: 4–1. Score 4 is not bothered, 3 is to a less degree bothered, 2 is quite bothered, and 1 is very bothered.
T1: before the intervention (5–12 weeks after stroke).
T2: 2 weeks after the intervention (about 1 year after stroke).
T3: 12 months after the intervention (about 2 years after stroke).