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dc.contributor.authorGustafsson, Louise A
dc.contributor.authorHodson, Tenelle J
dc.contributor.authorFleming, Jennifer M
dc.contributor.authorHoyle, Melanie F
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-12T01:31:36Z
dc.date.available2018-12-12T01:31:36Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn0963-8288
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/09638288.2014.904937
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/380219
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the experiences and expectations of people with stroke, during their transition from hospital to home, after participating in a novel inpatient outreach program, entitled STRENGTH. Methods: A qualitative study was conducted using semi-structured interviews, which were undertaken at discharge and 4–6 weeks post discharge. Thematic analysis was used to code the interview transcripts. Results: The study incorporated data from seven people with stroke, who had a mean age of 61 years. Thematic analysis derived two themes, each with two sub-themes. The first theme was “Hospital and home” and described clients’ experiences of therapy and the hospital environment. The second theme was “Life will never be what it was before” and elaborated on the adaptations and changing expectations that clients had before and after discharge. Conclusions: People with stroke described the therapy they received in both the hospital and home as beneficial. The results support the addition of the home-based inpatient program, STRENGTH, to the current rehabilitation system, as it appeared to realign the expectations of people with stroke and better prepare them for their discharge home. - Implications for Rehabilitation - STRENGTH aids clinicians to identify difficulties in the home environment for people with stroke. - STRENGTH improves the confidence of people with stroke while they transition home. - Further research is warranted for psychological interventions that prepare people with stroke for difficulties that arise in the community.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom2244
dc.relation.ispartofpageto2251
dc.relation.ispartofissue26
dc.relation.ispartofjournalDisability and Rehabilitation
dc.relation.ispartofvolume36
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111799
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.titleThe impact of STRENGTH on the expected and actual transition to home experience
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.rights.copyright© 2014 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Disability and Rehabilitation on 27 Mar 2014, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/10.3109/09638288.2014.904937
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gro.griffith.authorGustafsson, Louise
gro.griffith.authorHodson, Tenelle


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