The development of the stroke physiotherapy intervention recording tool (SPIRIT)

Tyson, S and Selley, A 2004, 'The development of the stroke physiotherapy intervention recording tool (SPIRIT)' , Disability and Rehabilitation, 26 (20) , pp. 1184-1188.

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Purpose: To develop a recording system that describes physiotherapy interventions for the rehabilitation of postural control post-stroke. Methods: Design: A draft recording tool was developed using the method described by Edwards et al,12 involving literature searches and collaboration with senior clinicians. It was piloted with stroke physiotherapists using a cross-sectional survey design to assess validity, utility and completeness. Participants used the recording tool to record five treatment sessions. Feedback regarding the utility and completeness of the system was obtained via short semi-structured interviews. Setting: 11 NHS Trusts. Participants: 35 stroke physiotherapists working in acute and rehabilitation settings recorded the treatment of 120 patients in 590 treatment sessions. Results: A double-sided A4 form with a checklist of 79 physiotherapy interventions in 9 categories was produced: the Stroke Physiotherapy Intervention Recording Tool (SPIRIT). The participants found it quick and easy to use and reflective of clinical practice. There were a few missing interventions and some confusion regarding definition of terms. Revisions were to include the omitted interventions and to produce a user’s booklet defining the categories and interventions. Conclusions: SPIRIT provides a system for recording physiotherapy treatment for stroke patients which reflects current clinical practice in acute and rehabilitation settings.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
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 14:35
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:18

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