Journal Article Making of a “Manual To Support Driving Resumption of the Stroke Survivors (Aomori-Version)” to Start Their Support And Investigation of its Use

Narita, Tsukaki  ,  Noda, Mihoko  ,  Fujiwara, Kenichi  ,  Osanai, Takao  ,  Kato, Takuhiko

67 ( 1 )  , pp.39 - 51 , 2016-07-29 , 弘前大学大学院医学研究科・弘前医学会
We made a “Manual to support driving resumption of the stroke survivors (Aomori-version)” (themanual), and investigated its use for 7 months with targeted occupational therapists (OTs) in Aomori Prefecture.Seventy-seven OTs participated in the investigation. Six among the 77 OTs used the manual. The number of strokesurvivors supported for driving resumption by these 6 OTs increased 11.2 -fold after providing the manual, and theseOTs answered that the manual was useful. Thirty-three among 71 OTs who didn’t use the manual reported that theywere not in the circumstance to use it, and 38 OTs did not deal with the driving support although they treat thestroke survivors. Approximately 90% of them stated, “I would like to use it if I had a chance.” Most of the commentsfrom the OTs are affirmative, although there were some negative ones. From these results, it was suggested thatthe usefulness of the manual regarding the easiness to start support of driving resumption for the stroke survivors,although the number of OT was small. We think this manual has a generality for use all over Japan in spite of being an Aomori-version

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