The Development of the Stroke Physiotherapy Intervention Recording Tool (SPIRIT)By Tyson, Sarah F.; Selley, Andrea; Disability and Rehabilitation, Vol. 26, No. 18, pp. 1184-1188
Publication Date: September 2004
Study conducted to develop a recording system that describes physiotherapy interventions for the rehabilitation of post-stroke postural control. The recording tool was created using literature searches and collaborations with senior clinicians. The study was piloted with stroke physiotherapists using a cross-sectional survey designed to assess validity, utility, and survey completeness. Participants used the tool to record five treatment sessions. Feedback regarding the overall effectiveness of the survey was obtained through short, semi-structured interviews. The research yielded the Stroke Physiotherapy Intervention Recording Tool (SPIRIT), which consists of a double-sided form with a checklist of 79 physiotherapy interventions in 9 categories. The participants found the SPIRT to be quick, easy to use, and reflective of clinical practice.
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International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (Web Site: http://www.isprm.org )
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J46583