Bedömning av körförmåga hos personer med stroke: Arbetsterapeuters erfarenheter
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim of this qualitative study was to describe occupational therapists experiences of assessments of driving ability for persons after a stroke. The study group consisted of eight occupational therapists who had worked between two and fifteen years with assessment of driving ability. The clinics where they worked were in various sizes and spread all over the country. A descriptive approach was used with semistructured interviews. The analysis of the material was based on a qualitative manifest analysis of content and resulted in three categories: The importance of the interview and the personal meeting in assessment of driving ability, Assessment of driving ability involves several components and The importance of the teamwork in assessment of driving ability. The result described the importance of the initial interview and the meeting between the occupational therapists and the persons who were assessed. Furthermore, the result showed that the occupational therapists used several, different instruments that assesses cognitive functions linked to driving ability to get a complete assessment. The result also indicated the importance of the teamwork to get a just assessment. Conclusions from the study are that continued research in this field is of great importance for a possible development of national guidelines and that occupational therapists with their special competence to assess persons in activity should have a given role in the teamwork.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 28 p.
Medicin, occupational therapy, assessment of driving ability, Stroke
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-47244Local ID: 4ceb7289-a02a-4934-aa84-f4e95aed41dcOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-47244DiVA: diva2:1020564
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Occupational Therapy, bachelor’s level
Validerat; 20110622 (anonymous)2016-10-042016-10-04Bibliographically approved