Experiences with and perspectives on goal setting in spinal cord injury rehabilitation: a systematic review of qualitative studies

Thomas Maribo, Charlotte Maria Jensen, Louise Sofia Madsen & Charlotte Handberg

Results: The search yielded 427 records. Of 12 full text studies assessed for eligibility, four were included describing goal setting in SCI rehabilitation from the perspective of persons with SCI and health professionals. Persons with SCI described a need for goal setting to be related to their everyday life, whereas the health professionals tended to use the hospital setting as their point of reference. Persons with SCI emphasised the importance of being self-directed and taking an active role in goal setting and rehabilitation. No studies presented the perspective of relatives.

Methods: Five electronic databases were searched. A search strategy was constructed with key concepts identified using PICo (Population, phenomena of Interest and Context). Peer reviewed studies complying with the inclusion criteria were selected. Interpretive Description methodology guided analysis and synthesis of the findings.

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Udgivelsesform Bidrag til bøger/antologier
År 2020
Udgiver Spinal cord
ISBN/ISSN 10.1038/s41393-020-0485-8
Længde 20 sider


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