Maggie K Donovan-Hall

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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the appearance of a prosthesis on social behaviour, social discomfort and psychological well-being in eleven amputees taking delivery of a prosthesis with a silicone cover. Two new scales were developed: the 'Engagement in everyday activities involving revealing the body' (EEARB); and the(More)
The aim of this study was to gain an understanding of older people's perceptions of falls prevention advice, and how best to design communications that will encourage older people to take action to prevent falls. Focus groups and interviews were carried out with 66 people aged 61-94 years recruited from a variety of settings, using falls prevention messages(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore athletes' perceptions of the factors that they feel may affect their adherence to a physiotherapy intervention. DESIGN A qualitative design using semistructured interviews. SETTING Participants were interviewed at home or their athletic club. PARTICIPANTS 8 participants, 5 men and 3 women with a mean age of 30.4 y. RESULTS(More)
PURPOSE To present the psychometric properties of the Problematic Experiences of Therapy Scale (the PETS), a brief measure to assess self-reported perceived barriers to adherence to physical rehabilitative therapy. METHODS Participants (study 1: n = 128, study 2: n = 227) taking part in trials of rehabilitative exercises completed the PETS and adherence(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with COPD on long term oxygen therapy frequently do not adhere to their prescription, and they frequently do not use their ambulatory oxygen systems as intended. Reasons for this lack of adherence are not known. The aim of this study was to obtain in-depth information about perceptions and use of prescribed ambulatory oxygen systems from(More)
Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a specialist technique that can be applied in several areas of spinal rehabilitation. The aim of the study was to explore views of people with spinal cord injuries (SCI), health care professionals specializing in SCI, and researchers in FES about the current and future use of FES. A qualitative design using eight(More)
AIM To explore practice nurses' perceptions of vestibular rehabilitation and its place in relation to their general role development. BACKGROUND Vestibular rehabilitation has been known for a long time to be effective for chronically dizzy patients in secondary care, but its use in primary care has been limited. A recent pragmatic trial of vestibular(More)
PURPOSE To explore the expectations of patients about to undergo prosthetic rehabilitation following a lower limb amputation. METHOD DESIGN Qualitative study using semi structured interviews. SETTING Interviews were conducted at two district general hospitals. PARTICIPANTS Eight patients who had undergone a major lower limb amputation due to(More)
Motivational interviewing (MI) is a method for building motivation for behaviour change that has potential for use in respiratory contexts. There is a paucity of published research exploring the feasibility of this intervention from the clinicians' perspective. This study aimed to explore respiratory clinicians' views of MI: Is it perceived as useful? Could(More)
OBJECTIVES The study aims to develop an understanding of the views of children and adolescents, parents, and professionals on upper limb prosthetic devices to develop and improve device design. Previous research has found that children are dissatisfied with prostheses but has relied heavily on parent proxy reports and quantitative measures (such as(More)