publication . Article . 2018

Return to work after stroke: feasibility six year follow-up

Phillips, Julie; Radford, Kate; Phillips, Margaret; Gaffney, Kathryn; Stevens, Judith; Coult, Martin;
Open Access English
  • Published: 19 Mar 2018
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
Background: In a feasibility trial of early occupational therapy vocational rehabilitation (VR), more VR participants were in work at 12 months compared to those who received usual NHS rehabilitation after stroke (UC) (11 [65%] v 6 [35%]) (Radford et al., 2013). However, the longer-term is unknown. \ud Aim: To follow up and explore work status six years post stroke. \ud Method: Postal questionnaires measuring employment, income, mood, functional ability and quality of life (QoL) were sent to participants in an earlier feasibility trial by the lead stroke clinician. Respondents were invited to participate in interviews exploring working six years after stroke. Et...
Subjects
free text keywords: Neurological practice, Occupational therapy, Long term conditions
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