Information provision during stroke rehabilitation: The health professional's perspective

Gustafsson, L. (2008) Information provision during stroke rehabilitation: The health professional's perspective. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 15 3: 130-137. doi:10.12968/ijtr.2008.15.3.28728


Author Gustafsson, L.
Title Information provision during stroke rehabilitation: The health professional's perspective
Journal name International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1741-1645
Publication date 2008-03-05
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.12968/ijtr.2008.15.3.28728
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 15
Issue 3
Start page 130
End page 137
Total pages 8
Editor Alison Rushton (Editor in Chief)
Place of publication London
Publisher Mark Allen Publishing Ltd.
Language eng
Subject C1
110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Abstract Education in chronic conditions such as stroke aims to improve self-management skills. Previous research has informed health professionals about the information needs of clients with stroke and their carers, and suggested methods for information provision. This article will briefly review the evidence in this area and present findings from a study which investigated the clinical practice and views on information provision of stroke rehabilitation team members. Sixty-seven health professionals working in the inpatient or outpatient stroke rehabilitation settings of six major hospitals completed a questionnaire on information provision. Information topics that were conveyed by the majority of participants to both clients and their carers included what to expect in rehabilitation, recovery after stroke, treatment after stroke, and community services. Participant responses were similar for clients with stroke and their carers during both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. The participants were aware of the ideal methods of information provision but cited factors relevant to the team and organization as barriers to effective practice. Health professionals are finding it difficult to achieve ideal practice for information provision in stroke rehabilitation. The identification of key team members who are responsible for identifying individual information needs and coordinating delivery of the education programme may be beneficial and requires further evaluation.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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