Stroke patients' and carers' perception of barriers to accessing stroke information

Sally Eames, Tammy Hoffmann, Linda Worrall, Stephen Read

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

34 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

PURPOSE: Education is a key component of post stroke care, but patients and carers often report dissatisfaction with information provided. A small number of studies have reported challenges surrounding the provision of information to this population, but patients' perspectives have not been explored in detail. The aim of this study was to identify patients' and carers' perceived barriers to accessing and understanding information about stroke.

METHOD: Interviews were conducted with patients and their carers prior to and 3 months following discharge from an acute stroke unit. Transcripts were analysed using qualitative content analysis.

RESULTS: The three categories of barriers were identified: (1) limited availability and suitability of information, (2) barriers in the hospital environment, and (3) patient and carer barriers. Three themes were also identified, namely, (1) who is responsible, (2) communication, and (3) not knowing.

CONCLUSION: These results have clinical implications for the way in which health professionals coordinate and present stroke information to patients and carers. Addressing these barriers may enhance patients' and carers' access to, understanding of, and satisfaction with information about stroke.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-78
Number of pages10
JournalTopics in Stroke Rehabilitation
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Caregivers
Stroke
Patient Care
Communication
Interviews
Education
Health
Population

Cite this

Eames, Sally ; Hoffmann, Tammy ; Worrall, Linda ; Read, Stephen. / Stroke patients' and carers' perception of barriers to accessing stroke information. In: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 2010 ; Vol. 17, No. 2. pp. 69-78.
@article{20fa347fea9a4bc898768d9d38be7ac9,
title = "Stroke patients' and carers' perception of barriers to accessing stroke information",
abstract = "PURPOSE: Education is a key component of post stroke care, but patients and carers often report dissatisfaction with information provided. A small number of studies have reported challenges surrounding the provision of information to this population, but patients' perspectives have not been explored in detail. The aim of this study was to identify patients' and carers' perceived barriers to accessing and understanding information about stroke.METHOD: Interviews were conducted with patients and their carers prior to and 3 months following discharge from an acute stroke unit. Transcripts were analysed using qualitative content analysis.RESULTS: The three categories of barriers were identified: (1) limited availability and suitability of information, (2) barriers in the hospital environment, and (3) patient and carer barriers. Three themes were also identified, namely, (1) who is responsible, (2) communication, and (3) not knowing.CONCLUSION: These results have clinical implications for the way in which health professionals coordinate and present stroke information to patients and carers. Addressing these barriers may enhance patients' and carers' access to, understanding of, and satisfaction with information about stroke.",
author = "Sally Eames and Tammy Hoffmann and Linda Worrall and Stephen Read",
year = "2010",
month = "6",
day = "15",
doi = "10.1310/tsr1702-69",
language = "English",
volume = "17",
pages = "69--78",
journal = "Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation",
issn = "1074-9357",
publisher = "Thomas Land Publishers Inc.",
number = "2",

}

Stroke patients' and carers' perception of barriers to accessing stroke information. / Eames, Sally; Hoffmann, Tammy; Worrall, Linda; Read, Stephen.

In: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, Vol. 17, No. 2, 15.06.2010, p. 69-78.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Stroke patients' and carers' perception of barriers to accessing stroke information

AU - Eames, Sally

AU - Hoffmann, Tammy

AU - Worrall, Linda

AU - Read, Stephen

PY - 2010/6/15

Y1 - 2010/6/15

N2 - PURPOSE: Education is a key component of post stroke care, but patients and carers often report dissatisfaction with information provided. A small number of studies have reported challenges surrounding the provision of information to this population, but patients' perspectives have not been explored in detail. The aim of this study was to identify patients' and carers' perceived barriers to accessing and understanding information about stroke.METHOD: Interviews were conducted with patients and their carers prior to and 3 months following discharge from an acute stroke unit. Transcripts were analysed using qualitative content analysis.RESULTS: The three categories of barriers were identified: (1) limited availability and suitability of information, (2) barriers in the hospital environment, and (3) patient and carer barriers. Three themes were also identified, namely, (1) who is responsible, (2) communication, and (3) not knowing.CONCLUSION: These results have clinical implications for the way in which health professionals coordinate and present stroke information to patients and carers. Addressing these barriers may enhance patients' and carers' access to, understanding of, and satisfaction with information about stroke.

AB - PURPOSE: Education is a key component of post stroke care, but patients and carers often report dissatisfaction with information provided. A small number of studies have reported challenges surrounding the provision of information to this population, but patients' perspectives have not been explored in detail. The aim of this study was to identify patients' and carers' perceived barriers to accessing and understanding information about stroke.METHOD: Interviews were conducted with patients and their carers prior to and 3 months following discharge from an acute stroke unit. Transcripts were analysed using qualitative content analysis.RESULTS: The three categories of barriers were identified: (1) limited availability and suitability of information, (2) barriers in the hospital environment, and (3) patient and carer barriers. Three themes were also identified, namely, (1) who is responsible, (2) communication, and (3) not knowing.CONCLUSION: These results have clinical implications for the way in which health professionals coordinate and present stroke information to patients and carers. Addressing these barriers may enhance patients' and carers' access to, understanding of, and satisfaction with information about stroke.

U2 - 10.1310/tsr1702-69

DO - 10.1310/tsr1702-69

M3 - Article

VL - 17

SP - 69

EP - 78

JO - Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation

JF - Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation

SN - 1074-9357

IS - 2

ER -