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What treatment packages do UK physiotherapists use to treat postural control and mobility problems after stroke?

Tyson, S, Connell, L, Lennon, S and Busse, ME 2009, 'What treatment packages do UK physiotherapists use to treat postural control and mobility problems after stroke?' , Disability and Rehabilitation, 31 (18) , pp. 1494-1500.

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Abstract

Objective. The aim of this study was to identify the treatment packages (combinations of interventions) used to treat postural control and mobility problems for patients with stroke. Method. A convenience sample of 74 physiotherapists from 34 National Health Service hospitals recorded the interventions used to treat postural control and mobility problems for 251 patients with stroke in 1156 treatment sessions using the Stroke Physiotherapy Intervention Recording Tool (Tyson and Selley, Disabil Rehabil 2004;26:1184 – 1188). Descriptive statistics assessed the frequency with which the interventions were used and geometric coding indentified treatment packages. Results. The most frequently used interventions involved facilitation, practice of activities and their components and mobilisations. The least frequently used interventions involved the provision of equipment, teaching carers or professionals and exercise. Two treatment packages were identified; one involving the facilitation (of activities and their components) and the other involving whole activities (facilitation and practice). Conclusions. Interventions are often combined in two treatment packages to treat postural control and mobility problems after stroke. One involved facilitation (of whole and component activities) and the other involved practice and facilitation of whole activities. Future research in which conventional or standard UK stroke physiotherapy is delivered should focus on these interventions and exclude atypically used interventions

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stroke, physiotherapy, posture, balance, mobility
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Disability and Rehabilitation
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0963-8288
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2010 14:08
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:13
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/4891

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