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OBJECTIVE To map out from the literature the nature, extent and effects of application of patient-centred goal setting in stroke rehabilitation practice. DESIGN Systematic review. DATA SOURCES A search was conducted in the Cochrane (Wiley), AMED, Medline (EBSCO), Embase, Sports discuss, Medline (Ovid) and CINAHL databases. Secondary search based on(More)
Hope and hopelessness are important psychological constructs that physiotherapists should consider when working with patients who have experienced a stroke. The view of hope in rehabilitation is often focused around the concept of goals and how hope works within this framework. However, the current paper proposes a broader framework for hope and the(More)
BACKGROUND Research is required to better understand the psychosocial factors that influence the recovery of individuals with schizophrenia. OBJECTIVE To conduct a systematic review and thematic synthesis and identify the factors which influence recovery. METHODS Major electronic databases were searched from inception until February 2014. Qualitative(More)
This research provides a critical consideration of the outcome measures used to assess physical activity in individuals with severe mental illness. A narrative synthesis was utilised to provide a simple juxtapose of the current research. A sensitive topic-based search strategy was conducted in order to identify studies that met the eligibility criteria.(More)
There has been little attempt to summarise and synthesise qualitative studies concerning the experience and perception of living with Parkinson's disease. Bringing this information together would provide a background to understand the importance of an individual's social identity on their well-being and hope. Three primary aims were identified (a)(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Patient experience is increasingly being recognised as a key health outcome due to its positive correlation with quality of life and treatment compliance. The aim of this study was to create a model of how patient's experiences of rehabilitation after stroke influence their outcome. METHODS A metaethnography of qualitative articles(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this review was to consider the impact of being introduced to a sport and sport participation on (a) weight loss and psychiatric symptoms, (b) any other health benefits in people with schizophrenia, supported by quantitative and qualitative findings. SUBJECT AND METHODS A systematic review in accordance with the PRISMA statement(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore whether goal-setting for rehabilitation with acute stroke survivors is patient-centred and identify factors which influence the adoption of patient-centredness in goal-setting practice. SETTING Acute stroke unit in a large teaching hospital in England. PARTICIPANTS Patients with stroke who had no cognitive or significant(More)
BACKGROUND Renal dietary compliance is challenging for individuals with chronic renal disease. Advice may change depending on renal function and medical treatment. Although patients seek support from family members with these changes, no literature exists with respect to how family members experience the offering of this support. The present study aimed to(More)