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Bright, Felicity A. S.; Kayes, Nicola M.; McPherson, Kathryn M.; Worrall, Linda E. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Engagement is commonly considered important in stroke rehabilitation, with some arguing it is essential for positive patient outcomes. An emerging body of research indicates the practitioner influences engagement through their ways of relating, communicating and working with the patient. People experiencing communication disability may…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Neurological Impairments, Rehabilitation, Speech Therapy
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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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Opara, Jozef A.; Langhorne, Peter; Larsen, Torben; Mehlich, Krzysztof; Szczygiel, Jaroslaw – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2012
The aim of this work was to survey the contemporary facilities for early post-stroke rehabilitation in Poland. The main research questions were as follows: what is the availability of inpatient rehabilitation for post-stroke patients in neurological departments and in rehabilitation departments? The growing costs of healthcare are encouraging…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Patients, Human Body
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Zaky, Hend Elham Mohamed; EL-Lateef Mohammad, Zienab Abd; EL-Labban, Abdou Saad Taha; Ahmed, Gahen – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
Background: Stroke is a leading cause of disability. Rehabilitation aims to hasten and maximize recovery from stroke by treating the disabilities caused by the stroke. Therefore, the aim of this study determine the post stroke patients' knowledge and practices in relation to disease and activities of daily living before the implementation of…
Descriptors: Brain, Neurological Impairments, Hospitals, Patients
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Baldwin, Gregg – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2017
Since much of what constitutes successful vision rehabilitation is measurable, specific quantifiable goals are key to ensuring a commitment that is shared by the patient. There are many nonmeasurable goals, however, that are also important, and these areas had not been addressed in a system based on metrics. The consideration of how the patient's…
Descriptors: Blindness, Visual Impairments, Goal Orientation, Rehabilitation
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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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Burton, Andrew M.; Liu, Hao; Battersby, Steven; Brown, David; Sherkat, Nasser; Standen, Penny; Walker, Marion – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2011
Stroke is the main cause of long term disability worldwide. Of those surviving, more than half will fail to regain functional usage of their impaired upper limb. Typically stroke upper limb rehabilitation exercises consist of repeated movements, which when tracked can form the basis of inputs to games. This paper discusses two systems utilizing…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Neurological Impairments, Disabilities, Rehabilitation
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Byrne, Aine; Pettigrew, Catharine M. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: One of the major barriers to effective team working among healthcare professionals is a lack of knowledge of each other's roles. The importance of understanding Irish healthcare students' attitudes towards team working and each other's roles led to the development of this study. Aims: The aims were to investigate allied health…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teamwork, Occupational Therapy, Foreign Countries
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Sproson, Lise; Pownall, Sue; Enderby, Pam; Freeman, Jenny – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Dysphagia is common after stroke, affecting up to 50% of patients initially. It can lead to post-stroke pneumonia, which causes 30% of stroke-related deaths, a longer hospital stay and poorer health outcomes. Dysphagia care post-stroke generally focuses on the management of symptoms, via modified oral intake textures and adapted…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Physical Disabilities, Eating Disorders, Pilot Projects
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Howe, Tami; Davidson, Bronwyn; Worrall, Linda; Hersh, Deborah; Ferguson, Alison; Sherratt, Sue; Gilbert, Jocelyn – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: Aphasia affects family members in addition to the individuals with the communication disorder. In order to develop appropriate services for the relatives of people with aphasia post-stroke, their rehabilitation goals need to be identified. Aim: The aim of the current investigation was to identify the rehabilitation goals that family…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Adults, Rehabilitation, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Abd-Elaziz, Saieda Abd-Elhameed; Khedr, Eman M.; Ahmed, Hanaa Abd Elhakiem; Ibrahim, Hoda Diab Fahmy – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
Cognitive impairment is a frequent consequence of stroke. The study aimed to measure the effect of cognitive rehabilitation of elderly patients with stroke on their cognitive function and activities of daily living. Quasi experimental research design were used in this study. This study was conducted at neuropsychiatric, physical medicine and…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Cognitive Development, Rehabilitation, Cognitive Ability
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Hakkennes, Sharon; Hill, Keith D.; Brock, Kim; Bernhardt, Julie; Churilov, Leonid – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2012
The objective of this study was to identify the variables associated with discharge to inpatient rehabilitation following acute severe stroke and to determine whether hospital unit contributed to access. Five acute hospitals in Victoria, Australia participated in this study. Patients were eligible for inclusion if they had suffered an acute severe…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Patients, Hospitals, Rehabilitation
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Verhoeven, Clara L.; Schepers, Vera P.; Post, Marcel W.; van Heugten, Caroline M. – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2011
The objective of this study was to investigate the value of screening for cognitive functions at the start of an inpatient rehabilitation programme to predict the health status 1 and 3 years poststroke. In this longitudinal cohort study of stroke patients in inpatient rehabilitation data of 134 participants were analysed. Cognitive and clinical…
Descriptors: Rehabilitation, Neurological Impairments, Longitudinal Studies, Patients
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Safaz, Ismail; Ylmaz, Bilge; Yasar, Evren; Alaca, Rdvan – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2009
The aim of this study was to find out first whether Brunnstrom recovery stage (BRS) and motricity index (MI) were correlated with each other and second to observe whether the two assessment tools were sensitive to changes regarding the rehabilitation outcome. Forty-six stroke patients who were admitted to the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit at our…
Descriptors: Patients, Correlation, Rehabilitation, 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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