Title

Essential criteria for home visits of patients with CVA : perceptions of occupational therapists

Date of Completion

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

Keywords

Stroke, Occupational Therapists

Abstract

The researchers interviewed six (6) occupational therapists coming from four (4) hospitals in Metro Manila. They gathered their perceptions and have analyzed the data in order to find the themes of on their answers and get the criteria from it using a qualitative phenomenological design. The population of the study is the licensed occupational therapists practicing in Metro Manila. The group first formulated the questions that was used for interview which were validated by five health professionals. Consent letters approved by the adviser were given afterwards to each hospital. Schedules of interview were given by the rehabilitation departments and immediate compliance to these dates were followed by the researchers. Afterwards, interpretation of data gathered from the interview was done. The group did an interpretative phenomenological analyzation since the study was phenomenological research. There are five (5) themes formulated based on the significant statements highlighted from the interviews. These are the client factors, comorbid factors, standardized measurement tool and the competence of occupational therapists and their convenience. Each factor cannot stand alone to become a basis as a need for home visits because they influence each other and the decision making of the occupational therapists. In conclusion, the criteria in determining home visits for patients with stroke includes the demographic factors of the patient, comorbidities associated with stroke, the functional independence measure, competency of the occupational therapists and their convenience.

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