Participant perspectives on an individualized self-awareness intervention following stroke: A qualitative case study

Ownsworth, Tamara L., Turpin, Merrill, Andrew, Brooke and Fleming, Jennifer (2008) Participant perspectives on an individualized self-awareness intervention following stroke: A qualitative case study. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 18 5-6: 692-712. doi:10.1080/09602010701595136


Author Ownsworth, Tamara L.
Turpin, Merrill
Andrew, Brooke
Fleming, Jennifer
Title Participant perspectives on an individualized self-awareness intervention following stroke: A qualitative case study
Journal name Neuropsychological Rehabilitation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0960-2011
1464-0694
Publication date 2008-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09602010701595136
Volume 18
Issue 5-6
Start page 692
End page 712
Total pages 21
Place of publication Hove, U.K.
Publisher Psychology Press
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject C1
920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
1109 Neurosciences
Abstract Most research investigating the efficacy of neurorehabilitation has focused upon pre- versus post-intervention functioning, which is important for evidence-based practice but overlooks the therapeutic process. Therefore, this qualitative study aimed to investigate a participant's perspective of experiences in therapy throughout an awareness rehabilitation intervention. The participant (CP), a young male with awareness deficits following a right thalamic stroke, had repeatedly attempted to return to work and experienced recurrent periods of depression associated with his employment difficulties. Throughout a 12-session rehabilitation intervention, which targeted self-awareness and self-regulation skills, CP provided interview feedback concerning his experiences of different therapy exercises. The key themes emerging from the data regarding CP's perspectives included: understanding benchmarks and the value of feedback, learning through practical exercises, and individualising therapy. In collaboration with a disability employment support service, CP achieved paid durable employment. This study highlights the importance of considering participants' perspectives of the therapeutic process to assist in the design and evaluation of awareness rehabilitation interventions.© 2007 Psychology Press,
Keyword Neurorehabilitation
Therapy
Stroke
Depression
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

 
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