Exploring engagement in rehabilitation in people with stroke

Status: On-going

Principal Investigator:

Nicola Kayes

Project Team:

Funding: AUT Contestable


Engagement in rehabilitation appears to be important for maximising outcomes. However, little is currently understood about what it means to be engaged (actively involved and participating) in rehabilitation from the perspective of people with stroke or rehabilitation providers. This study seeks to explore the meaning and process of engagement in detail, along with what helps or hinders it, by interviewing 18-24 people with stroke, their family/whānau and rehabilitation providers in interviews and focus groups. We hope that this study will help rehabilitation providers improve patient participation and involvement in services.

Contact: Christine Cummins