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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)
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)
PURPOSE The purpose of this qualitative study was to enhance our understanding of the transition experience for clients with stroke and their carers during discharge and the first month at home. METHOD Semi-structured interviews were conducted with five clients with stroke and their carers (n = 5) at 1 month after discharge from stroke rehabilitation.(More)
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)
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)
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 Driving cessation can lead to negative consequences, such as depression and reduced social activities. PURPOSE The University of Queensland Driver Retirement Initiative (UQDRIVE) intensive support program is a six-week program to assist older people with driving cessation. METHODS Fifty-five participants completed a survey of satisfaction(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The home environment is a multidimensional and personally meaningful place, and the complexity of this environment often impacts on the home modification process and outcomes. Home modifications can appear as a straightforward solution to safety and occupational performance concerns; nevertheless, clients sometimes reject modifications or are(More)
BACKGROUND Occupational therapy after stroke represents a complex intervention. OBJECTIVE The aim of this observational study was to document the content of occupational therapy stroke rehabilitation in an Australian general rehabilitation ward. METHODS A behavioural mapping tool recorded 22 occupational therapy sessions at five-minute intervals for(More)