Table 5

Partially met and unmet needs with respect to personal capabilities

Capabilities

No. of iterations reported by

Themes

Caregivers

Health Professionals

Healthcare Managers

Patients


Intellectual capabilities

1

2

0

2

▪ Stimulation (neuropsychology, speech therapy, occupational therapy)

Language capabilities

5

5

8

0

▪ Aphasia: Learning to point

▪ Aphasia: Relearning words with pictures

▪ Aphasia: Relearning to write

▪ Aphasia: Communicating on the computer

Behaviour capabilities

33

8

1

7

▪ Valuing, security, acceptance, being loved, keeping up to date

▪ Follow-up for depression (psychology)

▪ Follow-up for periods of mourning: agressivity, revolt, frustration, discouragement, anxiety, hope

▪ Changes of role and timetable: sitting, dependence on family for ADL, outings organized differently, driving car

Sense and perception capabilities

6

1

1

0

▪ Unilateral-neglect, re-education: reading, eating, dressing

▪ Hypersensitivity on affected side

▪ Spasticity

▪ Pain

Motor activity capabilities

3

1

5

10

▪ Learning to walk again, loss of balance, climbing stairs

▪ Physical exercises, stiffness and follow-up

▪ Reeducation of upper limb and follow-up

Digestion capabilities

3

3

2

0

▪ Dysphagia, re-educating family: food and swallowing

▪ Discussion (occupational therapist, speech therapist, dietician)

Excretion capabilities

3

0

0

0

▪ Enuresis: acceptance and dignity

▪ Support at day centre

Reproduction capabilities

2

3

0

10

▪ Expressing sexuality

▪ Availability of information (little discussed by health professionals)

Protection and resistance capabilities

0

1

1

1

▪ Pain

▪ Tiredness: car driving and walking long distances


Vincent et al. BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:20   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-7-20

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