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dc.contributor.authorTaule, Tinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorStrand, Liv Ingeren_US
dc.contributor.authorSkouen, Jan Stureen_US
dc.contributor.authorRåheim, Målfriden_US
dc.PublishedScandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences 2015, 29(4):651-661eng
dc.description.abstractBackground: For mild-to-moderate stroke survivors, early supported discharge from hospital, followed by home rehabilitation is preferred over conventional care. How this mode of service contributes to recovery from stroke survivors’ perspective needs further investigation. Aim: The aim of this study was to explore mild-tomoderate stroke survivors’ experiences with home rehabilitation after early supported discharge from hospital. Methods: A qualitative interpretive interview design was used in the context of a randomised controlled trial. A purposive sample of eight participants (45–80 years) was followed by an ambulant team, and a specific healthcare team provided home rehabilitation. Data were analysed using interpretive description, systematic text condensation and coping theory. Findings: A crucial determinant for the participants’ hopes for a life worth living was the mutual confidence expressed in encounters with healthcare professionals and the participants’ ability to make sense of their nowaltered body. The professional caretakers’ communication qualities and their ability to attend to individual needs were important. Help in processing the emotional reactions caused by a changed body and in socialising was requested by participants. Professional caretakers providing home rehabilitation should strive for a more flexibleand individually tailored service and should seek increased cooperation among stakeholders. Conclusion: The focus on therapeutic communicative qualities, bodily changes, emotional processes, social concerns and long-term follow-up should be increased in order to achieve a more beneficial experience for stroke survivorsen_US
dc.rightsAttribution CC BY-NC-NDeng
dc.subjectearly supported dischargeeng
dc.subjecthome rehabilitationeng
dc.subjectQualitative researcheng
dc.titleStriving for a life worth living: stroke survivors' experiences of home rehabilitationen_US
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2015 the authors

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