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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