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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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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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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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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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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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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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Liaw, Lih-Jiun; Hsieh, Ching-Lin; Hsu, Miao-Ju; Chen, Hui-Mei; Lin, Jau-Hong; Lo, Sing-Kai – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2012
The aim of this study is to determine the test-retest reproducibility of the seven-item Short-Form Berg Balance Scale (SFBBS) and the five-item Short-Form Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke Patients (SFPASS) in individuals with chronic stroke. Fifty-two chronic stroke patients from two rehabilitation departments were included in the study. Both…
Descriptors: Measurement, Measures (Individuals), Correlation, Patients
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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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Dickson, Sylvia; Barbour, Rosaline S.; Brady, Marian; Clark, Alexander M.; Paton, Gillian – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2008
Background: Post-stroke dysarthria rehabilitation should consider social participation for people with dysarthria, but before this approach can be adopted, an understanding of the psychosocial impact of dysarthria is required. Despite the prevalence of dysarthria as a result of stroke, there is a paucity of research into this communication…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Hospitals, Well Being, Communication Disorders
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Peach, Richard K.; Beck, Katherine M.; Gorman, Michelle; Fisher, Christine – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2017
Purpose: This study was conducted to examine the comparative effectiveness of 2 different approaches, 1 domain-specific and the other domain-general, to language and attention rehabilitation in participants with stroke-induced aphasia. The domain-specific treatment consisted of language-specific attention treatment (L-SAT), and the domain-general…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Speech Therapy, Outcomes of Treatment, Comparative Analysis
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Wray, Faye; Clarke, David; Forster, Anne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Interest in how stroke survivors might be better supported to manage life after stroke has grown rapidly in recent years, with a particular emphasis on enabling 'self-management'. Post-stroke communication difficulties may pose a unique barrier to longer term adaptation and adjustment. It is important to understand how stroke survivors…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Brain, Communication Problems, Communication Skills
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Lugar, Owen; Kelz, James – Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 1971
The purpose of the study was to predict the outcome of a stroke victim's vocational rehabilitation through the use of demographic and medical data. Characteristics of stroke clients were used to develop an eight-factor stroke rating scale. Recommendations for further refinement of the scale were included. (Author)
Descriptors: Data, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Demography
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Atalay, Ayce; Turhan, Nur – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2009
The objective was to identify the predictors of length of stay--the impact of age, comorbidity, and stroke subtype--on the outcome of geriatric stroke patients. One hundred and seventy stroke patients (129 first-ever ischemic, 25 hemorrhagic, and 16 ischemic second strokes) were included in the study. The Oxfordshire Community Stroke Project…
Descriptors: Geriatrics, Rehabilitation Centers, Patients, Neurological Impairments
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Krieger, Theresia; Floren, Miriam; Feron, Frans; Dorant, Elisabeth – Educational Action Research, 2021
Complex public health programmes may suffer from 'teething problems' during their implementation in practice, especially when programmes are developed top-down without the participation of end-users and service providers. Trying out and optimising a new concept in practice with stakeholder's participation may enhance the programme's chance of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neurological Impairments, Caregivers, Caregiver Role
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Shafer, Jennifer S.; Shafer, Paul R.; Haley, Katarina L. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Up to 40% of stroke survivors acquire aphasia and require long-term caregiver assistance after discharge from the hospital. Caregivers assume multiple roles as they help people with aphasia to access outpatient rehabilitative care in an increasingly person-centred model of care. Examining caregiver roles and how different stakeholders…
Descriptors: Caregiver Attitudes, Caregiver Role, Caregivers, Aphasia
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