Service users' views of the assessment process in stroke rehabilitation.


OBJECTIVE:To investigate the service users' (stroke survivors and care-givers) experiences and views of the rehabilitation assessment process. DESIGN:Qualitative data analysis from three focus groups using a content analysis to identify the major themes. SETTING:Participants were recruited from stroke support groups and community rehabilitation services in a large UK city. SUBJECTS:Seventeen community-dwelling stroke survivors who had completed their rehabilitation within the previous year and six care-givers. RESULTS:Five themes emerged: understanding the purpose of the assessment; repetition of assessments; feedback about assessments and progress; format of feedback and barriers to feedback. While all participants reported undergoing assessment, some felt their purpose was not always explained and resented unexplained repetitions of tests. Some participants reported a positive experience, but most wanted more information about their progress and predictions of recovery. They wanted regular, consistent, objective information presented in layman's terms; verbally and in writing. Some carers reported difficulty accessing information particularly as a result of confidentiality policies. While some participants accepted these short-comings, others considered them due to staff's disinterest or ineptitude, which undermined their trust in the team. CONCLUSIONS:Stroke service users require clear information about the purpose of assessments and regular, consistent, objective feedback about their progress using layman's language both verbally and in writing.


Clin Rehabil


Clinical rehabilitation


Tyson SF,Burton LJ,McGovern A,Sharifi S




Has Abstract


2014-08-01 00:00:00














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    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    pub_type: 社论


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,多中心研究,随机对照试验


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