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World Café- a community conversation: a Canadian perspective on stroke survivors needs for community integration


Yang, C-L and Labbe, D and Sakakibara, BM and Vissers, J and Bird, ML, World Cafe- a community conversation: a Canadian perspective on stroke survivors needs for community integration, Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation pp. 1-9. ISSN 1074-9357 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/10749357.2021.1928839


Background: Stroke is an acute condition that requires immediate care and long-term community-based chronic care supports. Communities vary in their ability to support the complex needs of this population.

Objectives: To bring stroke recovery stakeholders together to discuss the needs of community-based stroke recovery and develop possible solutions across one province in Canada.

Methods: The participatory research approach of the World Café was used to explore topics related to community-based stroke recovery. Three World Cafés were held in three communities, including rural, urban-multicultural, and indigenous communities. Sixty-one stakeholders participated in this study. The data was analyzed following an inductive approach for all three Word Cafés.

Results: Four main themes were revealed from the data. First, Individual Needs, but Holistic Care encompassed the idea that stroke survivors’ needs are complex and changing. Second, Whole of the Community indicated that all the people in stroke survivors’ communities should be considered when designing solutions. Third, Transition in Care focused on the needs and solutions during the transition from hospital to community. Lastly, participants emphasized that better Connection, Collaboration, and Communication are needed among all stakeholders.

Conclusions: While some similarities in needs and solutions were identified for stroke survivors across three diverse communities, differences between them were also reported. Approaches to enhance better communication among all stakeholders and facilitate a continuous transition from hospital to community are needed. Co-creating solutions with each local community should be considered as individual needs, and challenges are specific to each community.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:stroke, participation, community, stroke survivors, health care
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Neurosciences
Research Field:Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Provision of health and support services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bird, ML (Dr Marie-Louise Bird)
ID Code:144923
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2021-06-21
Last Modified:2021-09-16

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