Louise Gustafsson

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PURPOSE Stroke survivors report multiple psychosocial issues after discharge and difficulties returning to meaningful roles and activities. This study explored the impact of an occupation-based group program on activity levels, well-being, and self-efficacy after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation. METHODS This pilot study recruited participants from(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To describe and compare pre- and post-injury leisure activities of individuals receiving brain injury rehabilitation and explore levels of leisure participation and satisfaction. RESEARCH DESIGN Cross-sectional descriptive study incorporating a survey of current and past leisure activities. METHODS AND PROCEDURES Questionnaires were(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM This study aimed to survey occupational therapy practice with reference to the current evidence for management of secondary complications of the stroke-affected upper limb. METHODS A questionnaire was developed to identify the clinical practice of occupational therapists in managing the client's stroke-affected upper limb. Participants were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of a programme of static positional stretches and positioning of the stroke-affected shoulder for maintaining shoulder external rotation and decreasing hemiplegic shoulder pain. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial with pretest and posttest design. SETTING Inpatient rehabilitation unit. SUBJECTS Thirty-two(More)
BACKGROUND The Chedoke Arm and Hand Activity Inventory (CAHAI) is an outcome measure that assesses upper limb ability after stroke. PURPOSE To explore the clinical utility of the CAHAI when used by occupational therapists in stroke rehabilitation. METHODS A qualitative study consisting of two focus groups was conducted with occupational therapists(More)
PURPOSE The Chedoke Arm and Hand Activity Inventory-9 (CAHAI-9) is an activity-based assessment developed to include relevant functional tasks and to be sensitive to clinically important changes in upper limb function. The aim of this study was to explore both therapists' and clients' views on the clinical utility of CAHAI-9 within 14 days of stroke. (More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS  This study investigated the time use, role participation and life satisfaction of older Australians (aged 65 years and older) who were 1-3 years post-stroke and living in the community. The results of this study were compared with a published study on the time use, role participation and life satisfaction of older Australians who had not(More)
Aseptic necrosis of the femoral head is a complication of renal transplantation which seriously delays the rehabilitation of the patient despite otherwise successful transplantation. Of 187 renal allograft recipients, 8 underwent 14 total hip replacements. The most severe postoperative problem was an easily reducible dislocation. All patients were relieved(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore construct(s) (ability, capability, actual performance, and/or perceived difficulty) of activities of daily living measures that have been used in randomized controlled trials. METHODS Three databases (Medline, CINAHL, and OTSeeker) were searched. A questionnaire was sent to the author of each eligible study requesting information(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Driving cessation has been recognised as affecting the health and wellbeing of older people. Further exploration of the impact of driving status on time use, role participation and life satisfaction was required. METHODS A cross-sectional survey of 234 older people (current drivers, retired drivers and people who have never driven) was(More)