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2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis

Abstract [en] : Lack of awareness is common following stroke and is considered a hindrance in rehabilitation, therefore attempts to enhance clients awareness should be a cornerstone of the rehabilitation process. The aim of the present study was to describe occupational therapists experiences of interventions to enhance client’s awareness following stroke. A qualitative approach was used and data collection was carried out through interviews with six occupational therapists working within stroke rehabilitation. Data were analysed with qualitative content analysis and resulted in two categories with related subcategories. Those two categories were Strategies to enhance awareness and To adapt strategies to success and challenges in the process. The results show careful selection of activities, dialogue on the basis of occupational performance, guidance to bodily experiences and how strategies to visually demonstrate difficulties were used in order to enhance awareness among clients. The results showed the importance of being responsive, as to become aware often was a difficult process for the client with various conditions affecting it. A constant balancing act between challenging the client to raise awareness, while supporting success to strengthen and motivate, was described as a thread running through the process. This study may contribute to increased knowledge of successful factors in occupational therapy interventions to enhance awareness. The result may also contribute to increased understanding of how the process to achieve increased awareness may develop, and how occupational therapists need to take into account different conditions and aspects during the course of this development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages: 2012. , 34 p.

Keyword [en] : Medicine

Keyword [sv] : Medicin, arbetsterapi, kvalitativ innehållsanalys, medvetenhet, rehabilitering, stroke

Identifiers: URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-43231Local ID: 11ca71d6-e770-4160-91bd-cf3bb8dae092OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-43231DiVA: diva2:1016460

Subject / course: Student thesis, at least 15 credits

Educational program: Occupational Therapist, bachelor’s level

Supervisors : Larsson-Lund, Maria

Examiners : Prellwitz, Maria

Note: Validerat; 20120530 (anonymous)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved



Autor: Kemling, Katarina

Fuente: http://ltu.diva-portal.org/



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