Time Use of Stroke Patients with Stroke Admitted for Rehabilitation in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Authors Chantal Vermeulen , Thóra Hafsteinsdóttir , Raymond Koopmans , Bianca Buijck , Monica Spruit-van Eijk , John van der Stegen
Published in Rehabilitation Nursing Journal
Publication date 2013
Research groups Proactive care for elderly people living at home
Type Article


To describe the time use of patients with stroke in five Skilled Nurs- ing Facilities (SNFs) in the Netherlands, focusing on the time spent on thera- peutic activities, nontherapeutic activities, interaction with others, and the location where the activities took place. Evidence suggest that task-oriented interventions are the most effective for patients with stroke and that some of these interventions are relevant and feasi- ble for use by nurses.The question arises to what extent elderly patients who had a stroke and rehabilitate in a SNF receive therapeutic training and engage in therapeutic activities.


Language English
Published in Rehabilitation Nursing Journal
Year and volume 38 6
Key words beroerte, verpleegkunde, revalidatie
Page range 297-305

Proactive care for elderly people living at home