Sarah E Plant

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BACKGROUND Effective recruitment is an essential element of successful research but notoriously difficult to achieve. This article examines health care professionals' views on the factors influencing decision-making regarding referral to a stroke rehabilitation trial. METHODS Semi-structured interviews and a card-sorting task were undertaken with stroke(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the barriers and facilitators to goal-setting during rehabilitation for stroke and other acquired brain injuries. DATA SOURCES AMED, Proquest, CINAHL and MEDLINE. REVIEW METHODS Two reviewers independently screened, extracted data and assessed study quality using the Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool and undertook thematic content(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe goal-setting during inpatient stroke rehabilitation. DESIGN There were two stages: an electronic questionnaire for multidisciplinary teams and an analysis of goal-setting documentation for rehabilitation patients. SETTING Five inpatient stroke units. PARTICIPANTS Staff involved in goal-setting and patients undergoing stroke(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to compare the effect of two designs of ankle-foot orthosis on people with stroke. DESIGN The study design was an assessor-blind, multicentre randomized controlled trial. SETTING The setting was community stroke services. PARTICIPANTS A total of 139 community-dwelling stroke survivors with limited mobility were(More)
PURPOSE We investigated stroke rehabilitation clinician's perceptions of the patient as an active partner in setting goals within stroke rehabilitation and factors that influence patient engagement. METHODS Semi-structured interviews, subject to general inductive analysis with 20 Clinicians' working in three UK based stroke rehabilitation teams (one(More)
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