Addressing the Needs of Caregivers: Self-Reported Practices of Occupational Therapists in the U.S.
Caregivers--Training of--United States; Caregivers--United States; Cerebrovascular disease--Patients--United States; Medical personnel--caregiver relationships
To investigate the (1) the attitudes of occupational therapists regarding caregiver training for the informal caregivers of people who experienced a stroke, (2) strategies for assessment of caregivers, (3) content of caregiver training and education (CTE) sessions, and (4) barriers and supports therapists experience in addressing the needs of caregivers. Method: Responses to a novel survey by 73 registered occupational therapists (31% response rate) who treated adult clients with stroke in the past year were compiled. Descriptive statistics were calculated to analyze the attitudes and practices of the respondents. Chi-square cross-tabulations were utilized in data analysis.
Date of Completion
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)
Date of Award
University of Puget Sound