Occupational therapy and stroke

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  • Occupational Therapy and Stroke guides newly qualified occupational therapists (and those new to the field of stroke management) through the complexities of treating people following stroke. It encourages and assists therapists to use their skills in problem solving, building on techniques taught and observed as an undergraduate.<BR><BR>Written and edited by practising occupational therapists, the book acknowledges the variety of techniques that may be used in stroke management and the scope of the occupational therapist's role. Chapters span such key topics as early intervention and the theoretical underpinnings of stroke care, as well as the management of motor, sensory, cognitive and perceptual impairments. They are written in a user-friendly style and presented in a form that enables the therapist to review the subject prior to assessment and intervention planning. Complex problems are grouped together for greater clarity.<BR><BR>This second edition has been fully revised and updated in line with the WHO ICF model, National Clinical Guidelines and Occupational Therapy standards. It is produced on behalf of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section Neurological Practice.<BR><BR>Occupational therapists working with people who have had a stroke will be delighted to learn that there is a new edition of this popular textbook. The text has been substantially updated in terms of the research evidence presented and has been placed in the context of national developments and initiatives in stroke care. However, it still remains a practical guide, written in user-friendly terms; the addition of good quality illustrations brings the text to life. This is an excellent reference book for both occupational therapists starting out in the stroke field and established practitioners. --Book Jacket.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction / Adam Gordon -- Definition of stroke -- Impact of stroke -- Symptoms of stroke -- Causes of stroke -- Classification of stroke -- International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health -- Medical investigations following stroke and TIA -- The prevention of recurrence of stroke (secondary prevention) -- Neuroanatomy -- Damage that can occur in different areas of the brain -- Policy documents relating to stroke -- Self-evaluation questions -- 2.Theoretical Basis / Melissa Mew -- Introduction -- Theoretical constructs -- Conceptual models of practice -- Frames of reference -- Neuroplasticity -- Intervention approaches -- Self-evaluation questions -- 3.The Occupational Therapy Process / Janet Ivey -- Introduction -- The occupational therapy process -- Procedural reasoning in different stroke care settings -- Professional duties -- Self-evaluation questions -- 4.Early Management / Janet Ivey -- Introduction -- Prior to assessment -- Initial interview -- Initial assessment -- Intervention -- Equipment -- Other impairments impacting on functional ability -- Swallowing -- Mood -- Fatigue -- Self-evaluation questions -- 5.Management of Motor Impairments / Louisa Reid -- Introduction -- Assessment -- Management principles and intervention -- Therapeutic aims of intervention -- Positioning the early stroke patient -- Clinical challenges -- Upper limb re-education -- Avoiding secondary complications -- Self-evaluation questions -- 6.Management of Visual and Sensory Impairments / Sue Winnall -- Introduction -- Visual processing -- Somatosensory processing -- Auditory processing -- Vestibular processing -- Olfactory and gustatory processing -- Self-evaluation questions -- 7.Management of Cognitive Impairments / Stephanie Wolff -- Definition of cognition -- Cognitive functions -- Assessment of cognitive functions -- Cognitive rehabilitation -- Attention -- Memory -- Language -- Motor planning and apraxia -- Executive dysfunction -- Self-evaluation questions -- 8.Management of Perceptual Impairments / Judi Edmans -- Introduction -- Definition of perception -- Normal perception -- Perceptual impairments -- Perceptual assessment -- Intervention -- Self-evaluation questions -- 9.Resettlement / Fiona Skelly -- Home visits -- Community rehabilitation -- Support available after a stroke and self-management -- Carers -- Younger people -- Lifestyle and long-term management -- Leisure rehabilitation -- Getting out of the house and transport -- Driving after stroke -- Vocational rehabilitation -- Resuming sexual activity -- Stroke education -- Self-evaluation questions -- 10.Evaluation / Judi Edmans -- Record keeping -- Standardised assessments -- Evidence-based practice (EBP) -- Outcome measures -- Standards -- Self-evaluation questions
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