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Information use in discharge accommodation recommendations for stroke patients

journal contribution
posted on 29.05.2019, 00:00 by Carolyn Unsworth, SA Thomas
The discharge of stroke patients to appropriate accommodation presents rehabilitation teams with a difficult task, as clinical recommendations concerning accommodation may have a considerable impact on patients’ future lifestyle and independence. A Social Judgment Theory task was employed to identify the informational cues considered by 82 rehabilitation professionals when making accommodation decisions for stroke patients at discharge from rehabilitation. Several factors, including patient mobility, social supports and activity of daily living (ADL) status, were found to be highly weighted in this decision. However, there were substantial individual differences in the weighting by the study participants of informational cues. These differences were not consistently attributable to profession or experience.

Funding

Category 2 - Other Public Sector Grants Category

History

Volume

7

Issue

3

Start Page

181

End Page

188

Number of Pages

8

ISSN

0269-2155

Publisher

Sage Publications Ltd.

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

La Trobe University

Era Eligible

No

Journal

Clinical Rehabilitation

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CQUniversity

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