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Perceived value of stroke outcome measures across the post-acute care continuum: A qualitative case study.
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PMID:  23039017     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Connecting the continuum of post-acute care stroke services may be important for easing patients' transition between settings and facilitating recovery and community reintegration. The use of outcome measures is suggested as one means of connecting the continuum. The purpose of this qualitative case study is to describe administrators' and physiotherapists' perceived value of an outcomes program across the post-acute care stroke continuum at a rehabilitation hospital. Data were collected through individual interviews and focus groups with 18 participants. Three themes emerged on the value of the outcomes program: 1) enhanced communication; 2) supports clinical decision-making; and 3) value of objective data. These findings lend support for the use of standardized outcome measures by physiotherapists in stroke rehabilitation. Findings from this study may be useful for organizations and physiotherapists who wish to integrate outcome measures into practice.
Megan M Danzl; Elizabeth G Hunter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physiotherapy theory and practice     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-5040     ISO Abbreviation:  Physiother Theory Pract     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9015520     Medline TA:  Physiother Theory Pract     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
PhD Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences , University of Kentucky , Lexington, KY , USA.
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