Perceived service and support needs during transition from hospital to home following acquired brain injury

Turner, Benjamin J., Fleming, Jennifer, Ownsworth, Tamara and Cornwell, Petrea (2011) Perceived service and support needs during transition from hospital to home following acquired brain injury. Disability and Rehabilitation, 33 10: 818-829. doi:10.3109/09638288.2010.513422


Author Turner, Benjamin J.
Fleming, Jennifer
Ownsworth, Tamara
Cornwell, Petrea
Title Perceived service and support needs during transition from hospital to home following acquired brain injury
Journal name Disability and Rehabilitation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0963-8288
1464-5165
Publication date 2011-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/09638288.2010.513422
Volume 33
Issue 10
Start page 818
End page 829
Total pages 12
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective. To explore the service and support needs of individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI) and their family caregivers during the transition phase from hospital to home.
Methods. The study utilised a qualitative research design. Participants included 20 individuals with ABI and 18 family caregivers recruited from a specialist inpatient brain injury rehabilitation unit. Data collection entailed in-depth semi-structured interviews, which were conducted at three time points: pre-discharge, and 1- and 3- months post-discharge. Thematic analysis of the interview transcripts involved open, axial and selective coding techniques.
Results. The following primary themes, each with associated secondary themes, emerged from the analysis: (1) balancing the service and support equation; (2) negotiating the rehabilitation maze; (3) working with or against 'the system'. The first theme describes the varying types and level of support received by participants during the transition phase, while the second theme highlights the difficulties participants experienced in negotiating the rehabilitation process between hospital and home. The final theme depicts the challenges experienced by participants in accessing and utilising service support.
Conclusions. The findings suggest that the scope of existing service models need to be extended to bridge the existing gap between inpatient and community services, thereby easing the impact of transition.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Research paper. EarlyOnline September 2, 2010

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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