PAKISTAN ARMED FORCES
MEDICAL JOURNAL (Category X)

A Journal of Army Medical & Dental Corps

Being published since 1956

ISSN (online) 2411-8842
ISSN (print) 0030-9648

VOL 67, No. 1, FEBRURAY 2017

PERCEPTION TOWARDS MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM APPROACH IN STROKE REHABILITATION: A QUALITATIVE STUDY

Muhammad Naveed Babur, Shiasta Habib ullah, Noureen Farooq

Abstract

Objective: To determine perception of rehabilitation professionals working as multidisciplinary team members with stroke patients.
Study Design: Qualitative study design.
Place and Duration of Study: Isra Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences (IIRS), Isra University, Islamabad Campus from Nov 2015 to Feb 2016.
Material and Methods: This qualitative study utilized focus group discussion with sample of six rehabilitation professionals. These professionals included physiotherapist, rehabilitation specialist, nurses, speech and language therapist, psychologist and occupational therapist with minimum two year work experience in multidisciplinary team. Two focus group were conducted which were audio & video recorded. Data was transcribed and thematic analyzed were drawn manually. Data verification was done with the help of two separate coders.
Results: Attitude of professional was very much important while developing multidisciplinary team approach for quality Care. Team skills of each member of multidisciplinary team must be very much evident. Inter professional and interdepartmental communication and collaboration is needed while developing multidisciplinary team approach. Appropriate resources and procedures. Skill mix in team, Climate of the team, Individual personal characteristics, Clear vision, Quality and outcome of care, Understanding of the roles, proper communication, respect and dignity are the key characteristics emerged from focus group discussion.
Conclusion: Attitude of professional was categorized very important while developing multidisciplinary team approach for quality Care. Inter professional and interdepartmental communication and collaboration was highlighted for developing multidisciplinary team approach. Appropriate resources and procedures, Skill mix in team, Climate of the team, Individual personal characteristics, Clear vision, Quality and outcome of care, Understanding of the roles, proper communication and respect and dignity was the key characteristics emerged from focus group discussion.

Keywords : Interdisciplinary setup, Multidisciplinary approach, Stroke rehabilitation.



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