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Bright, Felicity A. S.; Kayes, Nicola M.; Worrall, Linda M.; McPherson, Kathryn M. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
While discussions on patient engagement commonly focus on patient behaviors, a small body of research highlights the patient-practitioner relationship as critical in engagement. Understanding this relationship might be facilitated through a relationally-oriented methodology. The Voice Centred Relational Approach is one such qualitative…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Rehabilitation, Intervention, Foreign Countries
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Leung, Daniel P. K.; Liu, Karen P. Y. – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2011
The objectives of this study were (i) to explore, following a literature review, the concepts of self-awareness, its assessment, and intervention for self-awareness deficits, as well as its clinical significance in stroke rehabilitation; and (ii) to apply the concepts of self-awareness in the context of a rehabilitation program. The search was…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Intervention, Scientific Research, Rehabilitation Programs
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Lawton, Michelle; Sage, Karen; Haddock, Gillian; Conroy, Paul; Serrant, Laura – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Therapeutic alliance refers to the interactional and relational processes operating during therapeutic interventions. It has been shown to be a strong determinant of treatment efficacy in psychotherapy, and evidence is emerging from a range of healthcare and medical disciplines to suggest that the construct of therapeutic alliance may…
Descriptors: Speech Therapy, Aphasia, Semi Structured Interviews, Neurological Impairments
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Petzold, Anita; Korner-Bitensky, Nicol; Menon, Anita – Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 2010
Introduction: Knowledge translation (KT) has only recently emerged in the field of rehabilitation with attention on creating effective KT interventions to increase clinicians' knowledge and use of evidence-based practice (EBP). The uptake of EBP is a complex process that can be facilitated by the use of the Knowledge to Action Process model. This…
Descriptors: Generalization, Researchers, Intervention, Models
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Miller, Nick; Bloch, Steven – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: A large number of people who experience a stroke are affected by dysarthria. This may be in isolation or in association with aphasia and/or dysphagia. Despite evidence highlighting the psychological and social impact of having post-stroke dysarthria and a number of clinical guidelines that make recommendations for appropriate…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Speech Impairments, Aphasia, Language Impairments
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Rappolt, Susan; Pearce, Kristine; McEwen, Sara; Polatajko, Helene J. – Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 2005
Introduction: Studies of health professionals' perceptions of barriers to and facilitators of research utilization in clinical practices suggest that structural and resource characteristics of service provider organizations are key determinants of the capacity of individual practitioners to provide evidence-based practices. In this pilot study, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Utilization, Rehabilitation Programs, Hospitals
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McEwen, Sara; Szurek, Kristina; Polatajko, Helene J.; Rappolt, Susan – Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 2005
Introduction: New research knowledge acquired from Web-based sources may have a better chance of being translated into practice when accompanied by additional educational strategies. This study was undertaken to investigate that hypothesis. Methods: The Rehabilitation Education Program for Stroke (REPS) combines a self-directed online learning…
Descriptors: Learning Modules, Educational Strategies, Caregivers, Mentors
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Galvin, Rose; Cusack, Tara; Stokes, Emma – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2009
The study aimed to examine the experience of inpatient physiotherapy intervention delivered after stroke in Ireland from two different perspectives: that of the person with stroke and that of the physiotherapist. A qualitative study was conducted involving semistructured interviews with 10 people with stroke and two focus groups with 10 senior…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Intervention, Focus Groups, Neurology
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Fraas, Michael R. – Topics in Language Disorders, 2015
Survivors of brain injury from trauma and stroke often lose their sense of identity and face a series of lifelong obstacles that challenge their ability to integrate back into their communities and live meaningful and productive lives. Their stories provide powerful accounts of these challenges, which can inform clinical decision-making. Arguably,…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Brain, Neurological Impairments, Personal Narratives
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Hamilton, Roy H.; Chrysikou, Evangelia G.; Coslett, Branch – Brain and Language, 2011
One of the most frequent symptoms of unilateral stroke is aphasia, the impairment or loss of language functions. Over the past few years, behavioral and neuroimaging studies have shown that rehabilitation interventions can promote neuroplastic changes in aphasic patients that may be associated with the improvement of language functions. Following…
Descriptors: Evidence, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Stimulation, Aphasia
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McCarthy, Michael J.; Powers, Laurie E.; Lyons, Karen S. – Health & Social Work, 2011
Depression is the most common psychological challenge faced by many individuals and families following stroke. Fortunately, poststroke depression is treatable, and even preventable, if social work and other rehabilitation practitioners understand the most common risk factors and become familiar with measures for assessing for depression among…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Interpersonal Relationship, Caregivers, Risk
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Nudo, Randolph J. – Journal of Communication Disorders, 2011
Substantial data have accumulated over the past decade indicating that the adult brain is capable of substantial structural and functional reorganization after stroke. While some limited recovery is known to occur spontaneously, especially within the first month post-stroke, there is currently significant optimism that new interventions based on…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Injuries, Brain, Intervention
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Joice, Sara; Johnston, Marie; Bonetti, Debbie; Morrison, Val; MacWalter, Ron – Health Education Journal, 2012
Objective: To report stroke survivors' experiences and perceived usefulness of an effective self-help workbook-based intervention. Design: A cross-sectional study involving the intervention group of an earlier randomized controlled trial. Setting: At the participants' homes approximately seven weeks post-hospital discharge. Method: Following the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Workbooks, Factor Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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Rothgangel, Andreas Stefan; Braun, Susy M.; Beurskens, Anna J.; Seitz, Rudiger J.; Wade, Derick T. – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2011
The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical aspects of mirror therapy (MT) interventions after stroke, phantom limb pain and complex regional pain syndrome. A systematic literature search of the Cochrane Database of controlled trials, PubMed/MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, PsycINFO, PEDro, RehabTrials and Rehadat, was made by two…
Descriptors: Therapy, Rehabilitation, Literature Reviews, Intervention
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Kjellén, Emma; Laakso, Katja; Henriksson, Ingrid – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Few studies have investigated how people with aphasia (PWA) experience literacy skills. Taking the insider's perspective is a way to increase understanding of the individual experiences of literacy among PWA, which may have clinical implications. Aims: To describe how literacy, i.e., reading and writing, is experienced in everyday life…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Neurological Impairments
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