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Occupational therapists' experiences of rehabilitation of patients with limited awareness after stroke.
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PMID:  23330873     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Abstract Aim: The aim of this study was to describe occupational therapists' experiences of rehabilitation of patients with limited awareness after stroke. Methods: To capture occupational therapists' experiences, a qualitative approach was chosen using five focus groups consisting of 22 participants engaged in group discussions with open-ended questions based on the aim. Discussions were taped, transcribed verbatim, and analysed according to Kreuger's method. The analysis revealed one general description, constant adjustment, with three themes emerging during the analysis: adjustments in choice of activity, adjustments in choice of environment, and therapeutic adjustments. These themes interacted and were dependent on the desired effect of the interventions. Adjustments were made continuously depending on their effect. The occupational therapists strove for patients to avoid unnecessary risks, make realistic decisions, and live as independently as possible.
Authors:
Ann-Charlotte Lindström; Kajsa Eklund; Annika Billhult; Gunnel Carlsson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of occupational therapy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1651-2014     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Occup Ther     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502210     Medline TA:  Scand J Occup Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Rehabilitation, NärRehab Primärvården Södra Älvsborg , Alingsås , Sweden.
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