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A qualitative study of the transition from hospital to home for individuals with acquired brain injury and their family caregivers

A qualitative study of the transition from hospital to home for individuals with acquired brain... Primary Objective: To explore the transition experiences from hospital to home of a purposive sample of individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI).Research Design: Phenomenological, qualitative design.Methods and Procedures: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 13 individuals with ABI (mean time since discharge = 15.2 months) and 11 family caregivers. Each interview was recorded, transcribed verbatim and then inductively analyzed.Results: Through the inductive analysis process, a summary coding framework was developed that included that following eight main categories: the hospital experience; the transition process; the role of family caregivers; post-discharge services; friendship networks and community involvement; meaningful activities and time management; physical and psychological wellbeing; and barriers and facilitators.Conclusions: The results of the study provide valuable insights into the lived experiences of participants and provide evidence to support the existence of a distinct transition phase within the ABI rehabilitation continuum; additional to and closely associated with the acute, post-acute and community integration phases. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Brain Injury Taylor & Francis

A qualitative study of the transition from hospital to home for individuals with acquired brain injury and their family caregivers

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2007 Informa UK Ltd All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or part not permitted
ISSN
1362-301X
eISSN
0269-9052
DOI
10.1080/02699050701651678
pmid
17952712
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Abstract

Primary Objective: To explore the transition experiences from hospital to home of a purposive sample of individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI).Research Design: Phenomenological, qualitative design.Methods and Procedures: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 13 individuals with ABI (mean time since discharge = 15.2 months) and 11 family caregivers. Each interview was recorded, transcribed verbatim and then inductively analyzed.Results: Through the inductive analysis process, a summary coding framework was developed that included that following eight main categories: the hospital experience; the transition process; the role of family caregivers; post-discharge services; friendship networks and community involvement; meaningful activities and time management; physical and psychological wellbeing; and barriers and facilitators.Conclusions: The results of the study provide valuable insights into the lived experiences of participants and provide evidence to support the existence of a distinct transition phase within the ABI rehabilitation continuum; additional to and closely associated with the acute, post-acute and community integration phases.

Journal

Brain InjuryTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 1, 2007

Keywords: Acquired brain injury; transition; and phenomenology

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