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Table 7 Partially met and unmet needs with respect to life habits

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

Life habits No. of iterations reported by     Themes
  Caregivers Health Professionals Health Care Managers Patients  
Nutrition 3 4 0 8 ▪ Preparing food ▪ Independent feeding. Feeding oneself ▪ Using kitchen utensils with one hand ▪ Meals-on-wheels service ▪ Diet to be followed ▪ Difficulty swallowing
Fitness 1 5 3 9 ▪ Enrolling in a group activity requiring use of upper limb ▪ Exercise program offered on discharge ▪ Changing bad habits (smoking, alcohol, eating, exercise)
Personal care 4 8 3 2 ▪ Dressing ▪ Use of toilet ▪ Personal hygiene
Housing 1 0 0 1 ▪ Supervision at home and safe movement
Mobility 8 0 0 8 ▪ Walking long distances ▪ Driving a car, losing a license ▪ Trips outside the home with community organization (volunteers) restricted to bank, doctor ▪ Adapted/accessible transportation (outings, doctor) ▪ Taxi (expensive)
Communication 5 6 0 0 ▪ Stimulation for communication: reading, speaking
Responsibility 0 1 0 1 ▪ Change in roles: managing budget, paying bills, doing personal care, going to the bank
Interpersonal relationships 4 6 10 9 ▪ Visit from friends or family (movement more difficult) ▪ Family relations (arguments, humiliation...) ▪ Intimate and sexual relations difficult in lodgings ▪ Relationship with partner (prevention: separation, divorce) ▪ Resources for meeting people socially ▪ Relationships with other patients
Community life 0 1 1 3 ▪ Going to church (spiritual life) ▪ Shopping difficult if have to walk (-) and carry bags (-) ▪ Adapted leisure activities ▪ Using banking services
Employment and other habits 0 1 2 0 ▪ Social integration through leisure, adapted or regular work or volunteer work: find partners outside the health network
Recreation 2 8 1 3 ▪ Availability of volunteers for adapted/accessible transportation ▪ Open-air activities in wheelchair and adapted vehicle ▪ Community leisure activities organized through day centre ▪ Seeing new areas ▪ Going on travels ▪ Using restaurants