Assistive technologies after stroke: self-management or fending for yourself? A focus group study.

Demain, S., Burridge, J., Ellis-Hill, C., Hughes, A. M., Yardley, L., Tedesco-Triccas, L. and Swain, I. D., 2013. Assistive technologies after stroke: self-management or fending for yourself? A focus group study. BMC Health Services Research, 13, pp. 1-12.

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Official URL: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/13/334

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-334

Abstract

Assistive Technologies, defined as "electrical or mechanical devices designed to help people recover movement" have demonstrated clinical benefits in upper-limb stroke rehabilitation. Stroke services are becoming community-based and more reliant on self-management approaches. Assistive technologies could become important tools within self-management, however, in practice, few people currently use assistive technologies. This study investigated patients', family caregivers and health professionals' experiences and perceptions of stroke upper-limb rehabilitation and assistive technology use and identified the barriers and facilitators to their use in supporting stroke self-management.

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Group:School of Health and Social Care
ID Code:21026
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Deposited On:21 Jan 2014 10:43
Last Modified:21 Jan 2014 10:43

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