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dc.contributor.authorGustafsson, Louise
dc.contributor.authorBootle, Kerryn
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-03T00:02:43Z
dc.date.available2018-09-03T00:02:43Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn0963-8288en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/09638288.2012.740134en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/380191
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this qualitative study was to enhance our understanding of the transition experience for clients with stroke and their carers during discharge and the first month at home. Method: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with five clients with stroke and their carers (n = 5) at 1 month after discharge from stroke rehabilitation. Questioning in the interviews explored preparation for and the experience of the transition. Inductive thematic analysis was completed with the client and carer interviews and the resultant themes were compared. Basic demographic data were collected to allow description of the participants. Results: Five clients and five carers were interviewed 1 month after discharge to home. The analysis of the client interviews yielded three themes including: rehabilitation was okay, it’s a struggle, and supports and assistance. The carer interviews also yielded three themes including: the purpose of rehabilitation, life is different now, and looking to the future. Conclusions: The clients and the carers all spoke of the positive aspects of rehabilitation but raised concerns about the limited ability to undertake daily tasks regularly and develop personalised routines in preparation for discharge. The daily routines at home were disrupted with clients taking longer to complete daily activities and carers juggling caring responsibilities with their own lifestyle. Overall, the results suggest that there is a need for stroke rehabilitation services to better prepare the clients and carers for transition to home.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherInforma Healthcareen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1380en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1386en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue16en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalDisability & Rehabilitationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume35en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode119999en_US
dc.titleClient and carer experience of transition home from inpatient stroke rehabilitationen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dc.description.versionPost-printen_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2012 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Disability and Rehabilitation on 17 Dec 2012, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/10.3109/09638288.2012.740134en_US
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