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Feasibility of a nursing rehabilitation guideline for patients with stroke: evaluating the use by nurses.
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PMID:  23035834     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To determine the feasibility of the Clinical Nursing Rehabilitation Stroke-guideline (CNRS-guideline) in the care of stroke patients in terms of the experiences, views and attitudes of nurses towards the guideline and their adoption of the guideline and how often the recommendations were used.
METHOD: A four phase cross sectional design was used. Demographic data were collected from nurses (n=30) and patients (n=105). After each test phase the nurses received questionnaires about their experiences of the guideline including questions about their attitude towards the guideline and adoption of the guideline. Also, how often the recommendations were used was registered.
RESULTS: The nurses' general impression of the recommendations scored a median of 6.0. A majority of the nurses indicated that the aims of the guideline were clear, that it provided new insights into stroke care. Among the challenges experienced were lack of knowledge and skills and organizational difficulties. Half of the nurses adopted the guideline and the nurses' attitude towards the guideline scored a median of 6.0.
CONCLUSION: The guideline provides nurses with an important means for evidence based care for patients with stroke. The guideline was feasible for nurses to use but various challenges need ongoing attention when planning implementation.
IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATION: • The CNRGS-guideline was found to be feasible for nurses to use in the daily care of patients with stroke, but various challenges, need an ongoing attention. • The CNRGS-guideline is an important step in the stimulation of quality improvement and efficiency and may result in better outcome and satisfaction of patients with stroke. • The CNRGS-guideline provides nurses with an important means to provide evidence based care for patients with stroke.
Thóra B Hafsteinsdóttir; Rudi Varekamp; Marijke Rensink; Roland van Linge; Eline Lindeman; Marieke Schuurmans;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Disability and rehabilitation     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1464-5165     ISO Abbreviation:  Disabil Rehabil     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-06     Completed Date:  2013-09-26     Revised Date:  2013-11-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9207179     Medline TA:  Disabil Rehabil     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  939-49     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Department of Rehabilitation, Nursing Science and Sport, Rudolf Magnus Institute, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Clinical Nursing Research
Cross-Sectional Studies
Evidence-Based Nursing*
Feasibility Studies
Guideline Adherence
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Middle Aged
Practice Guidelines as Topic*
Rehabilitation Nursing / methods*
Socioeconomic Factors
Stroke / rehabilitation

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