Gill, Ian and Wall, Gemma and Simpson, Jane (2012) Clients’ perspectives of rehabilitation in one acquired brain injury residential rehabilitation unit: A thematic analysis. Brain Injury, 26 (7-8). pp. 909-920. ISSN 0269-9052Full text not available from this repository.
Primary objective: To examine clients’ perspectives on residential rehabilitation for acquired brain injury (ABI). Research design: Qualitative semi-structured interviews. Method: Seven individuals who resided in a single residential rehabilitation unit for ABI were interviewed and thematic analysis was used to identify themes in their responses. Main outcomes and results: The analysis identified four themes: rebuilding self-belief, reflecting participants’ sense of independence and confidence in their ability; recognition of personal identity, including a number of personal traits; acceptance and change, incorporating coming to terms with their ABI and identifying change; and a sense of community atmosphere, reflecting clients’ perception of their own role and relationships with others. Conclusion: The results provide in-depth qualitative understanding of how clients’ perceived their experience within a residential rehabilitation unit for ABI. Implications of the results are discussed, including the identification of potential beneficial talking therapies for clients within this setting.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Brain Injury|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Community-based rehabilitation ; head injury ; neuropsychological ; psychology ; quality-of-life ; transitional living|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research|
|Deposited On:||31 Jul 2012 16:27|
|Last Modified:||26 Mar 2013 16:02|
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