|dc.description.abstract||Purpose: To demonstrate that, theoretically, a qualitative case study approach
holds substantial promise for conducting research on caregiver involvement
in inpatient traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation.
Methods: Narrative reviews of the TBI rehabilitation and case study literature
are presented to explain our rationale for advocating the use of a qualitative
case study approach for research in this area.
Results: We found that there are four interconnected reasons why this research
approach is well suited for investigating caregiver involvement in inpatient
TBI rehabilitation. More specifically, a qualitative case study approach
allows us to: (a) address the context of inpatient TBI rehabilitation;
(b) account for the complexity of caregiver involvement; (c) adapt research to
the practical and ethical needs of TBI inpatients and their caregivers; and (d)
create research that is congruent with family-centered theory.
Conclusion: A qualitative case study approach has the ability to address the
complexity and context that surrounds caregiver involvement in inpatient
TBI rehabilitation. A case study approach is also congruent with the characteristics
of inpatient rehabilitation settings and can take into consideration
family-centered theory, which is instrumental to understanding caregiver
|dc.subject||traumatic brain injury|
|dc.title||The Promise of a Qualitative Case Study Approach for Research on Caregiver Involvement in Inpatient Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation|
|Collection||Revue interdisciplinaire des sciences de la santé // Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences|