Christine J Graven

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OBJECTIVE To investigate whether there were variations in practice in selection for rehabilitation after stroke, after adjustment for case mix. DESIGN Prospective multicenter audit. SETTING Seven acute stroke units in metropolitan and regional Victoria, Australia. PARTICIPANTS Consecutive acute stroke admissions (N=616). INTERVENTIONS None. MAIN(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to explore the concept of recovery from the perspectives of stroke survivors and informal carers. The aim of this qualitative study was to identify the main factors that are perceived to contribute to recovery after stroke. METHOD Data were obtained via focus groups using semistructured questionnaires. One focus group(More)
BACKGROUND There is much discourse in healthcare about the importance of client-centred rehabilitation, however in the realm of community-based therapy post-stroke there has been little investigation into the efficacy of goal-directed practice that reflects patients' valued activities. In addition, the effect of active involvement of carers in such a(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Depression is a common issue after stroke. A focus on assisting people to achieve their personal participation goals may reduce levels of depression. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a person-centered, integrated approach on facilitating goal achievement in the first year poststroke on depressive symptoms.(More)
Over time there have been many advancements in acute care management after the event of a stroke. However, stroke episodes continue to have associated complex adverse sequelae that require ongoing attention beyond the initial inpatient acute and rehabilitation phases. Gradual functional decline frequently occurs poststroke and has been associated with(More)
PURPOSE To conduct a systematic review to explore the effectiveness of community-based rehabilitation interventions delivered by allied health professionals and/or nursing staff in reducing depression, facilitating participation and improving health-related quality of life (HRQoL) post-inpatient stroke rehabilitation. METHOD A search was conducted in the(More)
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