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Introduction: It is common practice for healthcare professionals to make judgments about a patient's motivation based on their demeanor and compliance with therapy. Motivation is one of the predictors used to determine a stroke survivor's rehabilitation potential. There are several theories and constructs for motivation; however, there is limited research applying these concepts in stroke rehabilitation. Rehabilitation clinicians primarily rely on their clinical judgment and consult the evidence from related fields to identify the motivational needs of a stroke survivor. The objective of this study was to understand specific barriers to participation and identify motivational needs to sustain engagement in rehabilitation from the stroke survivor's rehabilitation experiences.

Method: This is a qualitative study involving six stroke survivors interviewed in two separate focus groups. The interview questions obtained information across seven themes: autonomy, competence, self-determination, self-efficacy, confidence, the external focus of attention, and relatedness. The interviews were videotaped, transcribed verbatim, then analyzed using a thematic approach.

Results: Preliminary analysis identified similar experiences for themes of relatedness, autonomy, confidence, self-determination, and competence. The analysis of the positive and negative experiences aligns to identify specific barriers and motivators for participation.

Discussion: The outcomes of this study identify barriers to participation and confirms the constructs of motivation important for participation in rehabilitation from a stroke survivor's perspective.

Presenting Author Name/s

Katie Tinsley

Faculty Advisor

Rachel Johnson

Presentation Type

Poster

Disciplines

Other Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Other Rehabilitation and Therapy | Speech Pathology and Audiology

Session Title

Poster Session

Location

Learning Commons, Atrium

Start Date

2-8-2020 8:00 AM

End Date

2-8-2020 12:30 PM

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Feb 8th, 8:00 AM Feb 8th, 12:30 PM

From Their Perspective: A Qualitative Analysis of Stroke Survivor’s Motivation to Participate in Rehabilitation

Learning Commons, Atrium

Introduction: It is common practice for healthcare professionals to make judgments about a patient's motivation based on their demeanor and compliance with therapy. Motivation is one of the predictors used to determine a stroke survivor's rehabilitation potential. There are several theories and constructs for motivation; however, there is limited research applying these concepts in stroke rehabilitation. Rehabilitation clinicians primarily rely on their clinical judgment and consult the evidence from related fields to identify the motivational needs of a stroke survivor. The objective of this study was to understand specific barriers to participation and identify motivational needs to sustain engagement in rehabilitation from the stroke survivor's rehabilitation experiences.

Method: This is a qualitative study involving six stroke survivors interviewed in two separate focus groups. The interview questions obtained information across seven themes: autonomy, competence, self-determination, self-efficacy, confidence, the external focus of attention, and relatedness. The interviews were videotaped, transcribed verbatim, then analyzed using a thematic approach.

Results: Preliminary analysis identified similar experiences for themes of relatedness, autonomy, confidence, self-determination, and competence. The analysis of the positive and negative experiences aligns to identify specific barriers and motivators for participation.

Discussion: The outcomes of this study identify barriers to participation and confirms the constructs of motivation important for participation in rehabilitation from a stroke survivor's perspective.