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Bridges Open Workshops


We run open workshops for individual practitioners working in neurological and general rehabilitation, or perhaps you work with stroke survivors in the voluntary or third sector.   


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External Research

Research on stroke self-management is at a very early stage. But in the UK National Clinical Guidelines published in December 2008, there is now a guideline to support self-efficacy training, and active problem solving and goal setting post stroke.

Some Key publications in stroke self-management are;

Levack W. Dean S. Siegert R. McPherson K. Navigating patient-centred goal setting in inpatient stroke rehabilitation: How clinicians control the process to meet perceived professional responsibilities. Patient Education and Counseling. 2011: 85(2):206-213.

Korpershoek C. van der Bijl J. Haffsteinsdottir T. Self-efficacy and its influence on recovery of patients with stroke: a systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2011: 67(9):1876-1894. 

Kendall E.  Catalano T.  Kuipers P.  Posner N.  Buys N.  Charker J.
Recovery following stroke: the role of self-management education.
Social Science & Medicine.  2007: 64(3):735-46.

Watkins CL.  Auton MF.  Deans CF.  Dickinson HA.  Jack CI.  Lightbody CE.  Sutton CJ.  van den Broek MD.  Leathley MJ. Motivational interviewing early after acute stroke: a randomized, controlled trial. Stroke. 2007:  38(3):1004-9.

Dongbo F., Hua F., McGowan P., Yi-e S., Lizhen Z., Huiqin Y., Jianguo M., Shitai Z., Yongming D., Zhihua W. Implementation and quantitative evaluation of chronic disease self-management programme in Shanghai, China: Randomized controlled trial. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2003: 81(3); 174-182.

Glass TA.  Berkman LF.  Hiltunen EF.  Furie K.  Glymour MM.  Fay ME.  Ware J.
FA Glass, Thomas A.  Berkman, Lisa F.  Hiltunen, Elizabeth F.  Furie, Karen.  Glymour, M Maria.  Fay, Martha E.  Ware, James. The Families In Recovery From Stroke Trial (FIRST): primary study results.
Psychosomatic Medicine. 2004:  66(6):889-97.

Taylor D, Bury M. Chronic illness, expert patients and care transition. Sociology of Health and Illness. 2007;29(2):27-45.

Johnston M, Bonetti D, Joice S, Pollard B, Morrison V, Francis JJ, et al. Recovery from disability after stroke as a target for a behavioural intervention: results of a randomized controlled trial. Disabil Rehabil. 2007 Jul 30;29(14):1117-27.

Coulter, A. & Ellins, J. (2006) QEI Review: patient-focused interventions. Chapter 3 Improving self-care., 85-142.

Please click here to link to publications about Bridges

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