Understanding changes in the motivation of stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation in hospital

Michelle Pickrell, Bert Bongers, Elise Van Den Hoven

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    Stroke patient motivation can fluctuate during rehabilitation due to a range of factors. This study reports on qualitative research, consisting of observations of stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation and interviews with patients about the changes in motivation they identified during their time completing rehabilitation in the hospital. We found a range of positive and negative factors which affect motivation. Positive factors include improvements in patient movement and support from other patients and family members. Negative factors include pain and psychological issues such as changes in mood. From this fieldwork, a set of design guidelines has been developed to act as a platform for researchers and designers developing equipment for the rehabilitation of stroke patients.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPersuasive Technology
    Subtitle of host publication11th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2016, Salzburg, Austria, April 5-7, 2016, Proceedings
    EditorsAlexander Meschtscherjakov, Boris De Ruyter, Verena Fuchsberger, Martin Murer , Manfred Tscheligi
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319315102
    ISBN (Print)9783319315096
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event11th International Conference on Persuasive Technology - Salzburg, Austria
    Duration: 5 Apr 20167 Apr 2016
    http://persuasive2016.org/ (Link to conference website)

    Publication series

    NameLecture notes in computer science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference11th International Conference on Persuasive Technology
    Abbreviated titlePersuasive Technology 2016
    Internet address


    • Design research
    • Feedback
    • Healthcare
    • Rehabilitation
    • Stroke

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)
    • Theoretical Computer Science


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