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Clients' perspectives of rehabilitation in one acquired brain injury residential rehabilitation unit:a thematic analysis

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 0269-9052

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Brain Injury
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adaptation, Psychological ; Adolescent ; Adult ; Aged ; Attitude of Health Personnel ; Brain Injuries ; Continuity of Patient Care ; Cost-Benefit Analysis ; Female ; Great Britain ; Humans ; Interview, Psychological ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Patient Satisfaction ; Perception ; Qualitative Research ; Quality of Life ; Self Concept ; Young Adult
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 56456
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 31 Jul 2012 16:27
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2013 11:28
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/56456

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