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PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To explore the transition experiences from hospital to home of a purposive sample of individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI). RESEARCH DESIGN Phenomenological, qualitative design. METHODS AND PROCEDURES Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 13 individuals with ABI (mean time since discharge = 15.2 months) and 11 family(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To profile early outcomes during the transition from hospital to home for individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI) and their family caregivers. RESEARCH DESIGN Prospective longitudinal study with data collected at three time points: pre-discharge and 1- and 3-months post-discharge. METHODS AND PROCEDURES Participants included 26(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the development of the Sentinel Events Questionnaire (SEQ) for recording key events occurring during the transition from hospital to home following acquired brain injury (ABI) and to examine its participant-proxy agreement. DESIGN Prospective longitudinal design, with the SEQ administered by interview prior to discharge and at 1, 3(More)
The early onset of depression following traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with poorer psychosocial outcomes; however, the direction of this relationship is unclear. This study investigated the relationship between progress in resuming preinjury lifestyle (transition events), change in perceived functioning and level of depressive symptoms at(More)
BACKGROUND Older adults may find it problematic to attend hospital appointments due to the difficulty associated with travelling to, within and from a hospital facility for the purpose of a face-to-face assessment. This study aims to investigate equivalence between telephone and face-to-face administration for the Frenchay Activities Index (FAI) and the(More)
BACKGROUND Assessments of change in subjective patient reported outcomes such as health-related quality of life (HRQoL) are a key component of many clinical and research evaluations. However, conventional longitudinal evaluation of change may not agree with patient perceived change if patients' understanding of the subjective construct under evaluation(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of this pilot trial were to (i) test the hypothesis that modifying patterns of painful lumbo-pelvic movement using motion-sensor biofeedback in people with low back pain would lead to reduced pain and activity limitation compared with guidelines-based care, and (ii) facilitate sample size calculations for a fully powered trial. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The introduction of Web-based education and open universities has seen an increase in access to professional development within the health professional education marketplace. Economic efficiencies of Web-based education and traditional face-to-face educational approaches have not been compared under randomized controlled trial conditions. (More)
BACKGROUND Falls are one of the most frequently occurring adverse events that impact upon the recovery of older hospital inpatients. Falls can threaten both immediate and longer-term health and independence. There is need to identify cost-effective means for preventing falls in hospitals. Hospital-based falls prevention interventions tested in randomized(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical practice and clinical research has made a concerted effort to move beyond the use of clinical indicators alone and embrace patient focused care through the use of patient reported outcomes such as health-related quality of life. However, unless patients give consistent consideration to the health states that give meaning to measurement(More)