Classifying client goals in community-based ABI rehabilitation: a taxonomy for profiling service delivery and conceptualizing outcomes

Kuipers, P, Foster, M, Carlson, G and Moy, J (2003) Classifying client goals in community-based ABI rehabilitation: a taxonomy for profiling service delivery and conceptualizing outcomes. Disability And Rehabilitation, 25 3: 154-162. doi:10.1080/10.1080/0963828021000042989


Author Kuipers, P
Foster, M
Carlson, G
Moy, J
Title Classifying client goals in community-based ABI rehabilitation: a taxonomy for profiling service delivery and conceptualizing outcomes
Journal name Disability And Rehabilitation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0963-8288
Publication date 2003-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10.1080/0963828021000042989
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 25
Issue 3
Start page 154
End page 162
Total pages 9
Editor D. Mueller
Place of publication Abingdon, U.K.
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Subject C1
321024 Rehabilitation and Therapy - Occupational and Physical
321212 Care for Disabled
730306 Evaluation of health outcomes
Abstract Purpose: To develop, confirm and trial a framework for analysing the content of goals set within community-based rehabilitation. This framework (taxonomy) is proposed as a tool to assist in service evaluation and outcome exploration. Method: Qualitative thematic analysis and categorization of 1765 rehabilitation goal statements in a four phase process of synthesis, refinement, verification and application. Results: A taxonomy of goal content was developed comprising 21 categories within five domains, utilizing 125 descriptors. The taxonomy demonstrated good inter-rater consistency and was able to discriminate between similar but related data sets comprising goal statements. Conclusion: Structured analysis of the content of goal setting (particularly in community rehabilitation) utilizing a framework such as the proposed taxonomy has considerable potential as a 'window' into service delivery to broaden the parameters of existing service evaluation and to more clearly link outcome exploration to intervention.
Keyword Rehabilitation
Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Health-care
Program
Q-Index Code C1

 
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