The purpose of this section of research is to conduct three qualitative studies with both healthcare recipients (stroke survivors and informal carers) and healthcare providers to inform the new model of primary care.
Study 1: How can primary care better meet long term needs of stroke survivors? An interview study.
The aim of study 1 is to employ qualitative semi-structured interviews to explore stroke survivors’ and carers’ views on how their needs are currently being met by primary care. This study also explores the impact of these needs, and how the new primary care model could best address them.
Study 2: The roles of generalist and specialist services in long term stroke care after hospital discharge: A focus group study.
The aim of this study is to conduct focus groups with healthcare professionals working in specialist and generalist services who are involved in stroke aftercare. This explores the main indications for re-referral to specialist services, as well as barriers and facilitators to communication between primary care professionals and specialists.
Study 3: Feasibility of a checklist approach and a single point of contact in follow-up assessments after stroke: A focus group study.
The aim of this study is to evaluate the appropriateness and the content of a checklist to facilitate management of long-term care needs after stroke. We are conducting two sets of focus groups to address this question. The first is with primary care professionals, including general practitioners and practice nurses, as well as people delivering six-month and annual assessments. The second set of focus groups is being conducted with stroke survivors and their informal carers.
- Pindus D.M., Mullis R, Moore C, Kreit E, Lim L, Mant J.M. (2017) Improving communication between generalists and specialists for patient benefit: insights from focus groups on long-term care after stroke. European Stroke Journal. 2(1_suppl):369
- Lim L, Pindus D.M., Mullis R, Moore C, Kreit E, Mant J.M. (2017) Factors influencing re-referral decisions to specialist care in stroke survivors: insights from focus groups on long-term care after stroke. European Stroke Journal. 2(1_suppl):370
- Moore C, Pindus D.M., Kreit E, Lim L, Mullis R, Mant J.M. (2017) Identifying the long-term needs of carers of stroke survivors living in the community to inform a new primary care model. European Stroke Journal. 2(1_suppl):371
- Moore C, Pindus D.M., Kreit E, Lim L, Mullis R, Mant J.M. (2017) Changing care needs of stroke survivors in primary care. European Stroke Journal. 2(1_suppl):369