Motor function after stroke is often impaired and has been found to have an impact on quality of life. Many motor rehabilitation approaches require intensive salient practice. Given environmental factors, such as decreasing lengths of stay, engaging persons post-stroke in independent practice is fundamental to the success of motor rehabilitation approaches. However, maintaining adherence to prescribed rehabilitative programs targeting motor impairment is a challenge. This presentation will review the available literature and theoretical frameworks regarding adherence, and present strategies to augment adherence to independent motor practice.
name mechanisms to support and monitor adherence that are most commonly reported in the literature.
Describe how adherence-enhancing strategies based on theoretical models can be implemented in clinical practice.
identify two areas for further research and development in the area of home program prescription.