Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology


community-based rehabilitation


The study aimed to identify the facilitators, barriers, and suggestions for improvement of the DLSMHSI SLP Clinical Coordinators, Supervisors, and Interns of two satellite centers to Community-Based Rehabilitation in terms of Referral system establishment, Implementing services, Alliance building, and Monitoring. This research is a qualitative study with a phenomenological approach. A Focus Group Discussion (FGD) facilitated by a registered SLP was conducted to gather data using a validated questionnaire. Three FGDs were conducted according to the participant's role in the clinical site. Six phases of thematic analysis by Kiger & Varpio (2020) were used to analyze transcriptions.

Results showed that the perceived facilitators were sufficient patient services, rotation site decking, stakeholder participation, availability of resources, collaboration,

and effective documentation. These are due to the predetermined list of client profiles, positive attitude of CBR stakeholders, and case management. Ineffective endorsement, unavailability of resources, ineffective communication, conflicts in schedules, insufficient number of sessions, and delays in compliance were the identified barriers. These are due to unclear protocols in outgoing referral systems of the CBR centers, absence of other rehabilitation departments, language barrier, and prior commitments of CBR stakeholders. Suggestions for improvement include refinement of resources and services that generally indicate resumption of face-to-face interaction with patients and other stakeholders involved to fulfill the main purpose of CBR.

Overall, the findings of the study revealed that there were similarities in regard to the perceived facilitators and barriers of the participants. These may be due to their similar experiences in their respective CBR Satellite centers.

First Advisor

Carmela Marie A. Carandang