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A protocol for a qualitative synthesis exploring people with stroke, family members, caregivers and healthcare professionals experiences of early supported discharge (ESD) after stroke [version 1; peer review: 2 approved]

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posted on 30.03.2022, 14:22 authored by Elaine O Connor, Eamon DolanEamon Dolan, Frances HorganFrances Horgan, Katie Robinson, Rose Galvin
Early supported discharge (ESD) facilitates a person with a stroke to be discharged from the acute hospital environment earlier than conventional care to continue their rehabilitation within the home with members of the multi-disciplinary team. A number of quantitative studies have highlighted benefits of ESD including a reduction in the length of inpatient stay, cost savings, as well as reducing long term dependency. This systematic review and qualitative synthesis explores the perspectives and experiences of those involved in ESD including people with stroke, family members, caregivers as well as the healthcare professionals involved in the delivery of the service. A comprehensive literature search will be completed in the following databases CINAHL, PubMed Central, Embase, Medline, PsycINFO, Sage, Academic Search Complete, Directory of Open Access Journals, The Cochrane Library, PsycARTICLES and Scopus. Qualitative or mixed methods studies that include qualitative data on the perspectives and experiences of people with stroke, family members, caregivers and healthcare professionals of an ESD service will be included. Methodological quality will be appraised using the ten-item Critical Appraisal Skills Programme checklist for qualitative research by two independent reviewers with a third reviewer involved should differences of opinion arise. Findings will be synthesised using thematic synthesis. It is anticipated that the qualitative synthesis will provide a deeper understanding of the experiences of ESD which may serve to inform practice as well as assist in the development of new ESD services.
PROSPERO registration: CRD42020135197 – 28/04/2020

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O Connor E, Dolan E, Horgan F, Robinson K, Galvin R. A protocol for a qualitative synthesis exploring people with stroke, family members, caregivers and healthcare professionals experiences of early supported discharge (ESD) after stroke [version 1; peer review: 2 approved]. HRB Open Res. 2020;3:79.

Publication Date

29 October 2020

PubMed ID

34136748

Department/Unit

  • School of Physiotherapy

Research Area

  • Population Health and Health Services

Publisher

F1000 Research Ltd

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