Stroke education: A mixed methods explanatory study of education provision for stroke survivors and their caregivers, from the perspectives of occupational therapists.

Nicole Sanders

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Abstract

Stroke education: A mixed-methods explanatory study of education provision for stroke survivors and their caregivers from the perspectives of occupational therapists. This mixed-methods study used an online survey and focus groups to explore the perceived education needs and factors influencing stroke education provision, for stroke survivors and caregivers along the continuum of care. Online surveys (n=41) identified the education shifted focus according to the stage of recovery; sharing diagnostic and prognostic information (acute); deficit management (inpatient); practical strategies to cope at home (community); and management of instrumental activities of daily living (outpatient). Verbal education was the therapists' preferred method of delivery to both survivors (85%) and caregivers (83%). Four themes generated included 'assessing learning needs', 'responding', 'readiness to learn' and 'collaboration'
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Carr, Sandra, Supervisor
  • Nehyba, Katrine, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date27 Jun 2022
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022

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