Heidi Siira, Maria Kääriäinen & Ulla Jämsä (2023) Experiences of implementation of the group-based adaptation training intervention for patients with chronic somatic illnesses or disabilities among multi-professional teams in specialized healthcare, Annals of Medicine, 55:2, DOI: 10.1080/07853890.2023.2253725
Experiences of implementation of the group-based adaptation training intervention for patients with chronic somatic illnesses or disabilities among multi-professional teams in specialized healthcare
|Author:||Siira, Heidi1; Kääriäinen, Maria1,2; Jämsä, Ulla2|
1Research Unit of Health Sciences and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Department of Medical Rehabilitation, Wellbeing Services County of North Ostrobothnia, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe20230912123299
|Publish Date:|| 2023-09-14
Objective: To describe the experiences of multi-professional teams of implementation of group-based adaptation training intervention for patients with chronic somatic illnesses or disabilities in specialized healthcare.
Materials and methods: Multi-professional teams (n = 7) implementing adaptation training courses for chronically ill patients in specialised healthcare were interviewed between 09/2020 and 12/2021. The themes for thematic group interviews were based on the standard protocol implementation of adaptation training in specialised healthcare, including planning, implementation and evaluation of the adaptation training courses. The interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed. The data were analysed using inductive content analysis.
Results: The experiences of multi-professional teams involved using pedagogical methods, providing guidance and counselling to support the rehabilitation process, ensuring opportunities for peer support, and supporting the course participants’ involvement and activities in everyday life.
Conclusions: Healthcare professionals should use pedagogical methods in reflective guidance and counselling to promote client-oriented approach in supporting adaptation. Their competence in pedagogy needs to be build and maintained by continuous education. Multi-professional teams need to ensure sufficient and versatile conditions for peer support and involvement of family members by creating open and trusting atmosphere, unhurried encounters, discussions, different and varying ways of working. Adaptation training can strengthen the self-efficacy of participants and help them shift their attention from illness and disability to thoughts of the future. Adaptation training can support active and meaningful daily life in a changed life situation.
Annals of medicine
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A1 Journal article – refereed
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This study was financially partly financially supported by the Competitive State Research Financing.
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