A comparative study on perceived importance in aspects of rehabilitative care between stroke patients and nurses

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A comparative study on perceived importance in aspects of rehabilitative care between stroke patients and nurses

 

Author: Chan, Man-wai
Title: A comparative study on perceived importance in aspects of rehabilitative care between stroke patients and nurses
Year: 2001
Subject: Cerebrovascular disease -- Patients -- Rehabilitation
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Dept. of Nursing and Health Sciences
Pages: v, 83 leaves ; 30 cm
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b1602881
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/2152
Abstract: Stroke is major health issue with high rates of mortality and morbidity. Stroke patients perceived importance in aspects of rehabilitative care always differs from that held by health professionals. There is a pressing need to identify which interventions are effective in the care towards stroke rehabilitation. The study objectives are to compare perceived importance in aspects of rehabilitation care between stroke patients and nurses during hospitalization and to explore possible factors affecting the perceived importance in aspects of rehabilitative care. The study is a quantitative, cross sectional comparative descriptive design. Eighty stroke patients and nineteen nurses working at the stroke and rehabilitation wards were participated. The result showed that patients ranked the highest to therapeutic care (mean=3.193) while nurses ranked the highest to advice. There are significant different between patients and nurses towards respect, nursing care and advice while there is no different towards therapeutic care. The functional abilities which measured by Barthel Index affected patients' identification of perceived importance towards nursing care, therapeutic care and advice. Despite availability of caregiver, gender difference and age difference would not affect their perceived importance of rehabilitative care needs. For nurses, despite their post-registration experience, working experience at stroke ward would not influence their identification of rehabilitative care needs. The only significant relationship appeared in different professional qualification towards advice. It concluded that patients perceived more technical expertise while nurses perceived more expressive and psychological care. Through the identification of patient's perceived importance in aspects of rehabilitative care may become more congruent and nurse-patient interactions shall be enhanced.

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