Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/13236
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles
Title: The feasibility of a community-university based physiotherapy programme for stroke patients for student learning and patient care
Authors: Soundy, Andrew
Coffee, Pete
Anderson, Christina
Stirling, S
Contact Email: peter.coffee@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: MedEd Publish
Citation: Soundy A, Coffee P, Anderson C & Stirling S (2013) The feasibility of a community-university based physiotherapy programme for stroke patients for student learning and patient care, MedEdPublish.
Abstract: Introduction: There is a need for long term community physiotherapy based stroke care. An innovative pilot scheme involving students contribute to achieve this - benefiting both students and patients. Methods: This report considers the use and value of an innovative pilot programme which provided community stroke rehabilitation utilising student volunteers. Eight students, 4 stroke patients and 1 carer completed a post pilot project scheme. Results: Three themes; (1) The Value of the Programme (2) The Outcomes from the Programme (3) Development of the Programme. Key benefits for students included the long-term interaction with patients in a friendly and secure environment that focussed upon patient care and practice of clinical skills with formative, rather than summative assessment. The key benefit for the patients was the supported long term nature of the programme. Conclusion: There is an urgent need to consider an extended version of this project that is able to adapt to the needs of the patient and student and consider the value (educational, economical and clinical) of such a programme long-term.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/13236
URL: http://www.mededworld.org/MedEdWorld-Papers.aspx
Rights: The copyright of a paper appearing in MedEdWorld Publish will remain with the author. Authors retain the rights to publish papers elsewhere.
Affiliation: University of Birmingham
Sport
University of Birmingham
University of Aberdeen

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Soundy et al. (2013).pdf434.45 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


This item is protected by original copyright



Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact library@stir.ac.uk providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.