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Barriers and facilitators to staying in work after stroke: insight from an online forum

Overview of attention for article published in BMJ Open, April 2016
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Title
Barriers and facilitators to staying in work after stroke: insight from an online forum
Published in
BMJ Open, April 2016
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009974
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Authors

Chantal Balasooriya-Smeekens, Andrew Bateman, Jonathan Mant, Anna De Simoni

Abstract

To explore barriers and facilitators to staying in work following stroke. Qualitative analysis of posts regarding staying in work following stroke using the archives of an online forum for stroke survivors. 60 stroke survivors (29 male, 23 female, 8 not stated; mean age at stroke 44 years) who have returned to work, identified using terms 'return to work' and 'back at work'. Posts from UK stroke survivors and family members on Talkstroke, the forum of the Stroke Association, between 2004 and 2011. Stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) survivors reported residual impairments that for many had impact on work. Most impairments were 'invisible', including fatigue, problems with concentration, memory and personality changes. Participants described positive (eg, back at work being better than expected) and negative work experiences, including being at risk of losing the job because of stroke-related impairments. Barriers to successfully staying in work included lack of understanding of stroke-in particular invisible impairments-of survivors, employers and general practitioners (GPs), and lack of support in terms of formal adjustments, and 'feeling supported'. Stroke survivors described how they developed their own coping strategies, and how workplace and employer helped them to stay in work. Despite having been able to return to work after a stroke, people may still experience difficulties in staying in work and risking losing their job. There is a need to improve awareness, in particular of invisible stroke-related impairments, among stroke survivors, work personnel and clinicians. This might be achieved through improved assessments of residual impairments in the workplace and in general practice. Future studies should investigate the effect of unrecognised fatigue and invisible impairments on staying in work following stroke, and explore the potential role for primary care in supporting stroke survivors who have returned to employment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 92 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 20%
Student > Bachelor 14 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 9%
Researcher 7 8%
Other 19 20%
Unknown 17 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 19%
Psychology 13 14%
Social Sciences 6 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 2%
Other 10 11%
Unknown 22 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 72. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 January 2020.
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#298,078
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#563
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#8,778
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Outputs of similar age from BMJ Open
#19
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