A qualitative study of the transition from hospital to home for individuals with acquired brain injury and their family caregivers

Turner, Benjamin, Fleming, Jennifer, Cornwell, Petrea, Worrall, Linda, Ownsworth, Tamara, Haines, Terrence, Kendall, Melissa and Chenoweth, Lesley (2007) A qualitative study of the transition from hospital to home for individuals with acquired brain injury and their family caregivers. Brain Injury, 21 11: 1119-1130.


Author Turner, Benjamin
Fleming, Jennifer
Cornwell, Petrea
Worrall, Linda
Ownsworth, Tamara
Haines, Terrence
Kendall, Melissa
Chenoweth, Lesley
Title A qualitative study of the transition from hospital to home for individuals with acquired brain injury and their family caregivers
Journal name Brain Injury   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0269-9052
0883-041X
1362-301X
Publication date 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02699050701651678
Volume 21
Issue 11
Start page 1119
End page 1130
Total pages 12
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Health Care
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject 730303 Occupational, speech and physiotherapy
C1
321024 Rehabilitation and Therapy - Occupational and Physical
321214 Health and Community Services
370102 Social Policy and Planning
Formatted abstract Primary Objective:
To explore the transition experiences from hospital to home of a purposive sample of individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI).

Research Design:
Phenomenological, qualitative design.

Methods and Procedures:
Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 13 individuals with ABI (mean time since discharge=15.2 months) and 11 family caregivers. Each interview was recorded, transcribed verbatim and then inductively analyzed.

Results:
Through the inductive analysis process, a summary coding framework was developed that included that following eight main categories: the hospital experience; the transition process; the role of family caregivers; post-discharge services; friendship networks and community involvement; meaningful activities and time management; physical and psychological wellbeing; and barriers and facilitators.

Conclusions:
The results of the study provide valuable insights into the lived experiences of participants and provide evidence to support the existence of a distinct transition phase within the ABI rehabilitation continuum; additional to and closely associated with the acute, post-acute and community integration phases. 
Keyword Neurosciences
Rehabilitation
acquired brain injury
transition
and phenomenology
Emotional Adjustment
Social Support
Follow-up
Stroke
Outcomes
People
Burden
Rehabilitation
Experiences
Depression
Q-Index Code C1
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