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Table 5 Partially met and unmet needs with respect to personal capabilities

From: Rehabilitation needs for older adults with stroke living at home: perceptions of four populations

Capabilities No. of iterations reported by Themes
  Caregivers Health Professionals Healthcare Managers Patients  
Intellectual capabilities 1 2 0 2 ▪ Stimulation (neuropsychology, speech therapy, occupational therapy)
Language capabilities 5 5 8 0 ▪ Aphasia: Learning to point
▪ Aphasia: Relearning words with pictures
▪ Aphasia: Relearning to write
▪ Aphasia: Communicating on the computer
Behaviour capabilities 33 8 1 7 ▪ Valuing, security, acceptance, being loved, keeping up to date
▪ Follow-up for depression (psychology)
▪ Follow-up for periods of mourning: agressivity, revolt, frustration, discouragement, anxiety, hope
▪ Changes of role and timetable: sitting, dependence on family for ADL, outings organized differently, driving car
Sense and perception capabilities 6 1 1 0 ▪ Unilateral-neglect, re-education: reading, eating, dressing
▪ Hypersensitivity on affected side
▪ Spasticity
▪ Pain
Motor activity capabilities 3 1 5 10 ▪ Learning to walk again, loss of balance, climbing stairs
▪ Physical exercises, stiffness and follow-up
▪ Reeducation of upper limb and follow-up
Digestion capabilities 3 3 2 0 ▪ Dysphagia, re-educating family: food and swallowing
▪ Discussion (occupational therapist, speech therapist, dietician)
Excretion capabilities 3 0 0 0 ▪ Enuresis: acceptance and dignity
▪ Support at day centre
Reproduction capabilities 2 3 0 10 ▪ Expressing sexuality
▪ Availability of information (little discussed by health professionals)
Protection and resistance capabilities 0 1 1 1 ▪ Pain
▪ Tiredness: car driving and walking long distances