Occupational therapy for stroke patients:A survey of current practice

Walker, M.F., Drummond, A.E.R., Gatt, J. and Sackley, C.M. (2000) Occupational therapy for stroke patients:A survey of current practice. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63 (8). pp. 367-372. ISSN 0308-0226

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A survey was carried out in order to ascertain the treatment approaches used in stroke care by senior I occupational therapists in the Trent Region of the United Kingdom. A random selection of these therapists was subsequently interviewed using semi-structured interviews and a case vignette in order to obtain more detailed information. Of the 83 questionnaires sent, 61 (73%) were returned; 14 therapists were interviewed. The two most common approaches identified were the functional approach and the Bobath approach. The main indications for the choice of approach were the age of the patient, progress with other approaches and discharge date. Of concern in the current climate of evidence-based practice was the high number of occupational therapists who were unfamiliar with standardised assessments and unable to describe adequately the theoretical basis for the treatment used.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Rehabilitation Sciences (former - to 2014)
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Rehabilitation
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 00:44
Last Modified: 16 May 2023 17:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/43725
DOI: 10.1177/030802260006300803

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