Community re-engagement and interprofessional education: the impact on health care providers and persons living with stroke.

Cheung, Donna, McKellar, Jocelyne, Parsons, Janet, Lowe, Mandy, Willems, Jacqueline, Heus, Lineke and Reeves, Scott (2012) Community re-engagement and interprofessional education: the impact on health care providers and persons living with stroke. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 19(1), pp. 63-74. ISSN (print) 1074-9357

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Abstract

PURPOSE: This study evaluated the impact of an educational intervention that integrates concepts of a community re-engagement framework (CR) and interprofessional collaboration (IPC) on health care providers' (HCP) practice with persons living with stroke (PLS). METHOD: A mixed-methods design was used in which HCPs (n = 67) and PLS (n = 29) participated from 9 organizations across the care continuum. Pre- and postintervention surveys and interviews were conducted with the HCPs. One-on-one interviews with stroke clients were also conducted pre and post intervention. Quantitative responses were analyzed in SPSS (Chicago, Illinois, USA) for descriptive frequencies and differences between pre- and postintervention groups. Qualitative open-ended responses were thematically coded using NVivo7. RESULTS: Significant increases occurred in HCPs' knowledge of CR, confidence levels in working with PLS, enhanced understanding of the complex needs of PLS, and positive self-reported impacts on practice. PLS reported positive perceptions of care pre and post intervention. CONCLUSIONS: The intervention provided HCPs with a common language and framework to work collaboratively and holistically in delivering care consistent with stroke best practices.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Education
Health services research
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences (until 2013)
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Depositing User: Susan Miles
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2013 14:21
Last Modified: 22 May 2014 11:46
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/27475

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