Helen M Madill

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Adaptation to stroke requires complex, long-term change in stroke survivors' lives. This study aimed at identifying those factors that influence quality of life (QOL) of geriatric stroke survivors 1–3 years post-discharge. The objectives were: to describe the overall quality of life of stroke survivors; to examine the relationships between sociodemographic(More)
While collaborative, team-based care has the potential to improve medication use and reduce adverse drug events and cost, less attention is paid to understanding the processes of well functioning teams. This paper presents the findings from key informant interviews and reflective journaling from pharmacists, physicians and nurse practitioners participating(More)
BACKGROUND Occupational therapy students' and graduates'perceptions of their professional education have received limited attention. PURPOSE This paper presents the perspectives of occupational therapy students and graduates regarding satisfaction with their professional education and preparedness for practice. METHODS Students and graduates provided(More)
This study examined the number of repetitions, increase in heart rate, increase in blood pressure, and rating of perceived exertion of subjects performing the most-preferred and least-preferred tasks from a predetermined list under purposeful and nonpurposeful conditions. Twenty healthy women completed the four experimental tests in random order for a(More)
Many factors contribute to job satisfaction and commitment to a particular career choice. Developmental approaches and those involving the self concept as outlined by Super are applicable to occupational therapy. This article presents the results of a career pattern study in two groups of Alberta occupational therapists (N = 119). Using the Life Roles(More)
OBJECTIVE Collaborative care between physicians and pharmacists has the potential to improve the process of care and patient outcomes. Our objective was to determine whether team-based pharmacist care was associated with higher physician-rated collaborative working relationship scores than usual ward-based pharmacist care at the end of the COLLABORATE(More)
Allied health professionals are thought to acquire their orientation through professional socialization and education, but it is likely that they share similar values before being admitted to any educational programme. The results of a study involving occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech pathology/audiology students (N = 276) support this(More)
In 1986 employees of a private rehabilitation service (n = 22) participated in a career development workshop given by the senior author. They completed the Life Roles Inventory (Fitzsimmons, Macnab, and Casserly, 1986), the Strong Vocational Interest Inventory (Strong, Campbell, and Hansen, 1981), and the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (Weiss, Dawis,(More)
Clients with orthopedic and soft-tissue injuries (n = 53) who were settling insurance claims or currently in litigation were assessed using the Values Scales, Salience Inventory, measures of perceived exertion, physical capacity, and functional ability, and a structured interview, the Life Satisfaction Questionnaire. Participation in major life roles was(More)
An inquiry-based learning (IBL) approach was used as the model of instruction in one of three sections offered annually to large introductory occupational therapy classes in a Canadian university during 1994/5, 1995/6, 1996/7. Students' final grades in this pre-entry course form part of the grade point average on which admission to the BSc OT programme is(More)