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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.issn0963-8288
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/09638288.2012.740134
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.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherInforma Healthcare
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1380
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1386
dc.relation.ispartofissue16
dc.relation.ispartofjournalDisability & Rehabilitation
dc.relation.ispartofvolume35
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode119999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.titleClient and carer experience of transition home from inpatient stroke rehabilitation
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionPost-print
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/10.3109/09638288.2012.740134
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gro.griffith.authorGustafsson, Louise


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