Pushing the limits of recovery in chronic stroke survivors: a descriptive qualitative study of users perceptions of the Queen Square Upper Limb Neurorehabilitation Programme
Kate Kelly, Fran Brander, Amanda Strawson, Nick Ward, Kathryn Hayward
BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020
INTRODUCTION: The Queen Square Upper Limb (QSUL) Neurorehabilitation Programme is a clinical service within the National Health Service in the UK that provides 90-hours of therapy over 3-weeks to stroke survivors with persistent upper limb impairment. This study aimed to explore the perceptions of participants of this programme, including clinicians, stroke survivors and caregivers. DESIGN: Descriptive qualitative. Data analysis was performed using a conventional thematic content approach to identify main themes by four researchers to avoid any potential bias or personal motivations, promoting confirmability. SETTING: Clinical outpatient neurorehabilitation service. PARTICIPANTS: Clinicians ..View full abstract
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This work was supported by funds from the Occupational Therapy Research Fund, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.