PATH-s是可自由访问的, evidence-based tool designed to assess caregiver’s preparedness to transition stroke patients home

Preparedness Assessment for the Transition Home after Stroke (PATH-s) instrument was developed by Michelle Camicia and Barbara 鲁茨 in response to the 皇冠6686会员登录 White Paper, “的 Essential Role of the Rehabilitation Nurse in Facilitating Care Transitions” (Camicia等., 2014). PATH-s是从理论框架发展而来的, “改善中风护理人员准备模式”(鲁茨等., 2017). 的 PATH-s instrument is a 25-item self-administered clinical assessment of caregivers developed to assess caregivers’ commitment and capacity prior to IRF discharge, before they have assumed the caregiving role (Camicia等., 2020). Camicia, 鲁茨, Harvath and Joseph (2021) identified that completion of an instrument such as 的路径-s may aid caregivers in recognizing potential issues and concerns about the caregiving role and provoke 期待 以及行动的线索 to begin addressing their concerns prior to IRF discharge. 的 PATH-s demonstrates good reliability and validity (Camicia, 鲁茨, Joseph, et al, 2021).

的 PATH-s instrument has been implemented with a corresponding catalogue of interventions (的 PATH2Caregiving Program). Several manuscripts are in development to illustrate the clinical benefits of this program. 进一步, a version of the instrument for use in the general inpatient rehabilitation population, 的路径, 的可靠性(Cronbach 's α=.90) and is available from the authors upon request (contact information provided below).

的 PATH-s has been translated into Chinese, Indonesian, Italian and Vietnamese languages. Validation of the instrument in these languages is underway.

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2021年,path的作者Dr. 米歇尔·卡米西亚和医生. Barbara 鲁茨 presented a livestream webinar titled "Assessing Family Caregivers using 的路径-s仪器.在网络研讨会期间. Camicia博士. 鲁茨 describe the background, theoretical basis, and development of 的路径-s tool. Strategies for implementation in inpatient rehabilitation facilities are discussed and examples of successful integration of 的路径-s tool in the clinical setting are explained. Upon competing the activity, which offers the opportunity to earn 1.25 CNE学分,学员将能够:

  • Recognize the importance of assessing caregiver preparedness
  • Understand the theoretical foundation for 的路径-s instrument
  • Identify strategies for administration of 的路径-s instrument



Camicia米歇尔头像米歇尔·Camicia dr . RN CRRN CCM NEA-BC F皇冠6686会员登录 FAHA fan has been a leader in rehabilitation nursing for over 30 years. Dr. Camicia’s research 发展中 and implementing innovative interventions has improved care coordination, and equitable care for individuals with disabilities and their caregivers regionally, 在全国范围内, 与国际. Dr. 卡米西亚获得了旧金山州立大学的BSN学位, 索诺玛州立大学的MSN, and PhD from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California-Davis. 阅读完整的生物.

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blutzphoto芭芭拉·卢茨,博士,RN CRRN PHNA-BC FAHA fan has conducted rehabilitation nursing research related to comprehensive stroke care for more than 20 years, focusing on assessing and addressing the care needs of stroke survivors and their caregivers as they transition home. Dr. 卢茨有爱荷华大学的BSN, 北伊利诺伊大学硕士, 以及威斯康星大学麦迪逊分校的MSN和博士学位. 阅读完整的生物.

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PATH-s was developed through research funded by the 康复护士基础 (RNF). RNF is dedicated to advancing rehabilitation nursing practice by promoting, 发展中, and/or engaging in educational activities and scientific research to improve the quality of health care to individuals with a disability or chronic illness. Learn about other projects fueled by RNF and how to donate >


Camicia, M.、黑色、T.法瑞尔,J.威茨K.沃特,年代. 鲁茨 B. and with the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Task Force (2014). 的 essential role of the rehabilitation nurse in facilitating care transitions: A white paper by the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. 39岁的康复护理(1), 3‐15. doi: 10.1002 / rnj.135

Camicia, M.E. 鲁茨 B.J.约瑟夫·J.G.Harvath T.A.德雷克C.M.,西奥多·B.R., & 金,K.K. (2021) Psychometric properties of the preparedness assessment for the transition Home after stroke instrument. 康复护理. 46(2), 113-121. doi: 10.1097 / RNJ.0000000000000310.

Camicia, M., 鲁茨 B.J.Harvath T., & 约瑟夫,我. (2021). Using the Preparedness Assessment for the Transition Home after Stroke instrument to identify stroke caregiver concerns pre-discharge: Uncertainty, 期待, 以及行动的线索. 康复护理. 46(1), 33-42. doi: 10.1097 / rnj.0000000000000267.

Camicia, M., 鲁茨 B.金,K.Harvath T.德雷克C., & 约瑟夫,我. (2020). Development of an Instrument to Assess Stroke Caregivers' Readiness for the Transition Home. 康复护理,45(5), 287-298. doi: 10.1097 / rnj.0000000000000204

鲁茨 B. J.年轻,米. E.有折痕的K. R.Martz C.Eisenbrandt L.、Brunny J. N., & 做饭,C. (2017). Improving Stroke Caregiver Readiness for Transition From Inpatient Rehabilitation to Home. 老年病学家,57(5), 880-889. doi: 10.1093 / / gnw135表示“老人”. / pmc /文Chapters/ PMC5881730 / pdf / gnw135.pdf



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