Systematic Assessment of Caregiving Skill Performance by Individuals with Tetraplegia and Their Caregivers
Technical Report,30 Sep 2012,29 Sep 2017
Kessler Foundation East Hanover United States
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This study has increased our understanding of the direction-of-carecaregiving training process and created an assessment tool to assist clinicians in identifying training needs and describing progress as people with tetraplegia PWT and their caregivers learn direction of carecaregiving skills. Stakeholders people with tetraplegia, caregivers, clinicians identified a number of daily activities in which PWT work with caregivers, and identified safely of task performance, problem-solving ability, and communication skills as key indicators of skill in directing and providing care. An assessment tool Teaching Effective Assistance Management or TEAM Tool and accompanying instruction guide have been created and pilot-tested. This work will contribute to the process of enabling people with tetraplegia to live healthy and successful lives in the community.
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