Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Understanding Patient Engagement in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation and Therapists’ Use of Communicative and Relational Strategies
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Oakland University, Rochester, MI, USA
  • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA
Article Information
Spinal Cord Injury / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Understanding Patient Engagement in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation and Therapists’ Use of Communicative and Relational Strategies
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505169. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5720
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505169. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5720
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

Therapists’ effective use of communicative and relational strategies optimizes patient engagement in spinal cord injury rehabilitation. However, few studies have described patients’ and therapists’ shared and differing beliefs about how therapists use these strategies. Thus, the purpose of this qualitative study is to describe patients’ and therapists’ shared and contrasting perspectives of effective communicative and relational strategies that optimize patient engagement.

Primary Author and Speaker: Ryan Walsh

Contributing Authors: Christina Papadimitriou, Piper Hansen, Peggy Barco, Virginia McKay, Eric Lenze, Yejin Lee, Kayla Jones, Allen Heinemann, Alex Wong