Research and Publications

CURRENT RESEARCH

2011 – 2012 BC Stroke Strategy – Rehabilitation and Community Reintegration Prototype Project
In Progress – A model for community stroke recovery programs
• The purpose of the project is to evaluate a model for the delivery of a pre and post-hospital discharge stroke recovery program. Our evaluation question is: What impact do pre and post-hospital Stroke Recovery Programs have on the various stages of community re-integration for stroke survivors and caregivers?
• The project will take place at the North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre (NSSRC) which is based in North Vancouver, BC, and delivers services to the entire North Shore area.

2011 – 2012 BC Stroke Strategy – Rehabilitation and Community Reintegration Prototype Project
In Progress – STart Program: STroke Assessment, Rehabilitation & Transition
• The STart Program is a unique partnership between Fraser Health Rehabilitation and Home Health programs, the Stroke Recovery Association of BC (SRABC), and the Abbotsford Parks, Recreation & Culture Commission. Together they will target the care gaps for stroke patients in the community that fall under two common themes:
1. Uncoordinated services for stroke survivors after discharge from acute care
2. Inadequate levels of support for recovery and community reintegration,
• The STart Program will be delivered through the STart Clinic with direct linkages to the local SRABC Branch and to the local community recreation centre. Upon discharge from acute care, all stroke patients will be seen in an outpatient STart Clinic where they will have access to an interdisciplinary team to provide intake, assessment, rehabilitation, case management, education and support services as required. Case management services will ensure longer term needs are addressed, linkages with the community support are maintained, and re-entry to the STart Clinic for assessment or consultation is arranged as needed. From this clinic patients will be referred to the SRABC Branch who will provide a community based support program addressing the longer term physical as well as psychosocial needs of their stroke clients. The SRABC Branch will also have access to FH Rehab professionals within their program who will partner with the Branch Coordinator and volunteers to enhance their services. Rehab professionals from the STart Clinic and the SRABC will partner with the local community recreation centre to develop and run an evidence-based community exercise program for stroke survivors.

April 2011 Bridging the Gap: Developing a Hospital and Community Care Pathway for Stroke Survivors
Stroke Recovery Association of BC / Fraser Health Integrated Health Network Community Wellness Initiative
Final Report now completed. Copies available on request from execdir@strokerecoverybc.ca

PUBLICATIONS

 July 2004 “Barriers to Participation in Literacy Activities Facing People with Physical Disabilities.”  Carpenter C., Readman, T.A The National Literacy Secretariat Canada, 2004 http://www.nald.ca/lil/english/litinfo/printdoc/barriers/cover.htm

July 2004 “Reading Between the Lines: A Practical Guide for Organizations and Individuals Wishing to Improve the Accessibility of their Literacy Programs to People With Physical Disabilities” by Tim Readman, Christine Carpenter et al, Neil Squire Foundation, July 2004. http://www.nald.ca/lil/english/litinfo/printdoc/thelines/cover.htm

July 1992 “Banfield Assessment:  Assessment Guidelines for Extended Care.”  Broadley, H., Desharnais, G., Readman, T.A., Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC

June 1992 “Recruitment of Men in Occupational Therapy.”  Readman, T.A., Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1992, 59(2)

November 1990 “Mealtimes of the Institutionalized Elderly:  A Literature Review.”  Ott, F., Readman, T.A., Backman, C., Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1990, 57(5)

July 1987 “Encouraging Students to Evaluate Treatment Techniques – An Educational Study.”  Readman, T.A. (Abstract), British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1987, 50(7)

September 1986 “Study Skill Checklist.”  Readman, T.A., Teaching and Learning, 1986 (9)

 AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTIONS 

January 1995 “Your Knee Replacement Operation:  An Owner’s Guide.”  Patient Education videotape

November 1993 “Occupational Therapy Career Recruitment.”  Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists video and promotional package

January 1991 “After Your Total Hip Replacement Operation.”  Patient Education videotape, Rehabilitation Services, Vancouver General Hospital

October 1990 “Back to Life.”  Community television documentary on Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, Rogers Cable TV, Vancouver

August 1990 “Safe Transfers in the Home.”  Videotape and Teachers’ Notes for Home Support Workers, City of Vancouver Health Department

February 1990 “Wheelchair Bloopers.”  Videotape and self-directed learning package on wheelchair prescription, Banfield Extended Care Unit, Vancouver General Hospital

October 1989 “Reaching for Independence.”  Community television documentary on Occupational Therapy at Vancouver General Hospital, Rogers Cable TV, Vancouver

May 1988 “Problem Oriented Recording for Occupational Therapists.”  Videotape and self-directed learning package, Vancouver General Hospital