Exploring community reintegration among Nigerian stroke survivors

South African Journal of Physiotherapy

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Title Exploring community reintegration among Nigerian stroke survivors
Creator Ogunlana, Michael O. Oyewole, Olufemi O. Fafolahan, Abiola Govender, Pragashnie
Subject Physiotherapy; Neurophysiotherapy; Qualitative methods community reintegration; stroke survivors; rehabilitation; Nigeria; enablers; barriers
Description Background: Community reintegration is one of the ultimate goals of stroke rehabilitation. The increasing burden of stroke morbidity by other non-communicable diseases in Nigeria indicated the need for our study.Objectives: The authors explored the factors contributing to successful community reintegration among Nigerian stroke survivors.Method: We conducted an explorative qualitative study design to achieve this aim using in-depth semi-structured interviews with 12-purposively sampled stroke survivors.Results: Three overarching themes emerged: restriction of participation experienced by stroke survivors, activity limitation as pointers to the quality-of-life experience of stroke survivors and enablers or barriers to community reintegration for stroke survivors. Among the core, sub-themes included incapability of returning to work, difficulty performing domestic activities, social isolation or separation, recreation and leisure time. Enablers of community reintegration included creating a positive mindset, encouragement and social support, while barriers included mobility and speech or language challenges.Conclusion: Stroke survivors have challenges in returning to work and experience varying levels of activity limitation, which affects their quality of life with identifiable enablers or barriers to community reintegration.Clinical implications: Stroke survivors with severe functional deficits should be monitored closely and given further rehabilitative assistance to aid functional recovery, thereby facilitating community reintegration.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor none
Date 2023-06-21
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Explorative qualitative
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajp.v79i1.1857
Source South African Journal of Physiotherapy; Vol 79, No 1 (2023); 8 pages 2410-8219 0379-6175
Language eng
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Coverage — — Stroke survivors
Rights Copyright (c) 2023 Michael O. Ogunlana, Olufemi O. Oyewole, Abiola Fafolahan, Pragashnie Govender https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0