To determine if professionals treating older rehabilitation patients regarded them as having different characteristics than younger rehabilitation patients, to derive factors from these perceptions, and to examine the impact of the discipline of the professional and other factors on these perceptions.
Rehabilitation professionals at a random sample of facilities accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities were surveyed to determine their level of agreement with 60 items addressing characteristics of older rehabilitation patients.
The items were derived from focus groups with rehabilitation staff members.
One thousand sixty-three rehabilitation professionals from nine disciplines (nursing, occupational therapy, physiatry, physical therapy, psychology, social work, speech pathology, therapeutic recreation, and vocational counseling) responded to the questionnaire and were included in the study.
There was a wide range of agreement levels across the 60 items (range of median agreement, 12.7% to 93.5%). Factor analysis resulted in six categories of perceptions regarding older rehabilitation patients : (I) physical limitations, (2) motivational deficits, (3) psychological distress/need for support, (4) maturity and positive coping skills, (5) need for privacy/decreased adaptability, and (6) discharge complications.
Significant differences across disciplines were found for five of six factors. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Equipe soignante, Personne âgée, Homme, Rééducation, Activité professionnelle, Relation soignant soigné, Adulte jeune, Etude comparative, Formation professionnelle, Exploration, Kinésithérapie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health care staff, Elderly, Human, Reeducation, Professional activity, Health staff patient relation, Young adult, Comparative study, Occupational training, Exploration, Kinesitherapy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0002100
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 31/05/1999.