Theory Does Not Get You From Bed to Wheelchair. A Qualitative Study on Patients' Views of an Education Program in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.

Bernet, Madeleine; Sommerhalder, Kathrin; Mischke, Claudia; Hahn, Sabine; Wyss, Adrian (2019). Theory Does Not Get You From Bed to Wheelchair. A Qualitative Study on Patients' Views of an Education Program in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. Rehabilitation Nursing, 44(5), pp. 247-253. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1097/rnj.0000000000000175

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Purpose:The aim of this study was to evaluate a new nurse-guided patient education program in spinal cord injury rehabilitationwith particular focus on the patients’perspectives and experiences. Design:Longitudinal qualitative study Methods:We conducted face-to-face interviews with 10 rehabilitation patients and used the content analysis method to analyzethe data. Findings:Patients emphasized the importance of the practical training of the education program. This impacted their well-being as well as their autonomy. They rated discussions with primary nurses and peers about physical or psychological concerns. How-ever, after discharge, the learning process was ongoing, and patients experienced the transition to living at home as amajor challenge. Conclusions and Clinical Relevance:This research provides valuable information from the patients’perspective for enhancing spi-nal cord injury patient education. Situational learning, based on the practical parts of patient education and working with peers,is highlighted.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

Health Professions

Name:

Bernet, Madeleine;
Sommerhalder, Kathrin;
Mischke, Claudia;
Hahn, Sabine0000-0002-2697-2014 and
Wyss, Adrian

ISSN:

2048-7940

Publisher:

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Language:

English

Submitter:

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Date Deposited:

24 Sep 2019 09:32

Last Modified:

18 Dec 2020 13:28

Publisher DOI:

10.1097/rnj.0000000000000175

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.6708

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/6708

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