Improving stroke care through action research
Article first published online: 21 NOV 2007
Journal of Clinical Nursing
Volume 4, Issue 2, pages 93–100, March 1995
How to Cite
GIBBON, B. and LITTLE, V. (1995), Improving stroke care through action research. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 4: 93–100. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.1995.tb00016.x
- Issue published online: 21 NOV 2007
- Article first published online: 21 NOV 2007
- Accepted fir publication 10 May 1994
- stroke rehabilitation;
- action research
- •Stroke accounts for ∼20% of beds occupied on general medical wards yet nurses felt inadequately prepared to participate fully in the interdisciplinary approach to stroke rehabilitation.
- •An action research project was established to improve stroke care and rehabilitation in a general medical ward.
- •Results indicate a correlation between knowledge and attitudes: the greater the nurse's understanding the more positive the nurse is towards nursing involvement in rehabilitation.
- •It was concluded that nurses have a vital part to play in the rehabilitation of stroke patients and that their contribution can be enhanced through greater understanding.
- •Further research is needed to determine the effects of greater nursing involvement in terms of quality of patient recovery and length of patient stay.