Cross-sectional study for detecting used environmental factors and their significance for the participation of people living at home after stroke.

Hersche Cupelli, Ruth (2014) Cross-sectional study for detecting used environmental factors and their significance for the participation of people living at home after stroke. In: 19th European Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 26.5.14 - 31.5.14, Marseille.

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Abstract

Introduction: The aim of this study is to deepen the knowledge about the importance of the use of and the interaction between environmental factors in relation to promoting the participation of people living at home after stroke. Method: A structured interview provides quantitative data concerning devices, family members aids, and services, and qualitative data concerning the importance of the aids, in seven participation domains, used by 49 people in Southern Switzerland after stroke. Results: The family is the most important environmental factor. The devices are seen as “important“ or “very important” and are used for personal mobility and hygiene. Services are mostly used in the activities related to hygiene and leisure. Combinations of usage patterns were found in all activity groups. Discussion: Devices, family members and services are in a complex relationship. A stable communication system between all stakeholders is needed to take advantage of the promoting nature of environmental factors. The role of the occupational therapist is to ensure the maximum benefit for user participation. Bibliografy: Rentsch H. P. (2005) Law M. (1996), Noreau L., Boschen K. (2010), Dijkers MP. (2010), Mallison T., Hammel J. (2010), Brown M. (2010) Keywords: Environmental factors, stroke, participation, devices, caregiver.

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