Louise Gustafsson

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PRIMARY OBJECTIVE 1) To explore family members' lived experiences of driving disruption at early and later stages of the recovery continuum following acquired brain injury (ABI). 2) To describe health-related quality of life of family members of individuals with ABI who are experiencing driving disruption. RESEARCH DESIGN Mixed methods phenomenological(More)
Purpose. To evaluate the feasibility of assessing a person's symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) in their home using the videoconferencing technology they already possess, without a home visit. Method. Eleven participants with PD completed the Movement Disorder Society Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS) face-to-face and then via(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Family members of a person with an acquired brain injury often provide transport assistance during driving disruption with potential impacts on their own travel and participation within the community. The geographic area in which people travel and conduct their activities is known as lifespace. This study aimed to describe the quantitative(More)
BACKGROUND Driving cessation has demonstrated impacts on well-being and lifestyle. Despite the recognized reluctance of older people to plan for driving cessation, this study has identified a new group who has a stated plan to stop driving within 12 months. Although gradual reduction of driving has been documented as part of the usual driving cessation,(More)
BACKGROUND This study explored the transport and lifestyle issues of older retired and retiring drivers participating in the University of Queensland Driver Retirement Initiative (UQDRIVE), a group program to promote adjustment to driving cessation for retired and retiring older drivers. METHODS A mixed method research design explored the impact of(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)
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