Diana Velikonja
McMaster University
Publications 29
#1Andrea Kusec (McMaster University)H-Index: 3
#2Diana Velikonja (McMaster University)H-Index: 15
Last.Jocelyn E. Harris (McMaster University)H-Index: 19
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AbstractBackground: In acquired brain injury (ABI) populations, low motivation to engage in rehabilitation is associated with poor rehabilitation outcomes. Motivation in ABI is thought to be influe...
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#1Andrea Kusec (McMaster University)H-Index: 3
#2Carol DeMatteo (McMaster University)H-Index: 18
Last.Jocelyn E. Harris (McMaster University)H-Index: 19
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#1Stephanie M. N. Glegg (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 6
#2Liisa Holsti (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 23
Last.Christine Brum (HHS: Hamilton Health Sciences)H-Index: 4
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AbstractPurpose: To evaluate the impact of knowledge translation (KT) on factors influencing virtual reality (VR) adoption and to identify support needs of therapists. Hypotheses: Intervention will be associated with improvements in therapists' perceived ease of use and self-efficacy, and an associated increase in intentions to use VR. Method: Single group mixed-methods pre-test–post-test evaluation of convenience sample of physical, occupational and rehabilitation therapists (n=37) from two bra...
12 CitationsSource
#1Diana Velikonja (McMaster University)H-Index: 15
#2Jill Oakes (McMaster University)H-Index: 1
Last.Muskaan Sachdeva (McMaster University)H-Index: 1
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AbstractBackground: Inpatient rehabilitation with patients who have sustained an acquired brain injury (ABI), including traumatic brain injury (TBI), focuses on improving performance in activities of daily living (ADLs). Although not studied to date in patients with ABI/TBI, Task Analysis (TA) integrates assessment and the prompting/cueing levels required to complete various tasks, with the goal to achieve effective skill acquisition and rehabilitation planning. TA has demonstrated efficacy in t...
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#1Danielle Levac (College of Health Sciences, Bahrain)H-Index: 18
Last.Diana Velikonja (HHS: Hamilton Health Sciences)H-Index: 15
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Purpose Therapists use motor learning strategies (MLSs) to structure practice conditions within stroke rehabilitation. Virtual reality (VR)-based rehabilitation is an MLS-oriented stroke intervention, yet little support exists to assist therapists in integrating MLSs with VR system use. Method A pre-post design evaluated a knowledge translation (KT) intervention incorporating interactive e-learning and practice, in which 11 therapists learned how to integrate MLSs within VR-based therapy. Self-r...
6 CitationsSource
#1Danielle Levac (College of Health Sciences, Bahrain)H-Index: 18
Last.Diana Velikonja (HHS: Hamilton Health Sciences)H-Index: 15
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Abstract Background Despite increasing evidence for the effectiveness of virtual reality (VR)-based therapy in stroke rehabilitation, few knowledge translation (KT) resources exist to support clinical integration. KT interventions addressing known barriers and facilitators to VR use are required. When environmental barriers to VR integration are less amenable to change, KT interventions can target modifiable barriers related to therapist knowledge and skills. Methods A multi-faceted KT intervent...
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#1Gurjit K. Toor (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 1
#2Jocelyn E. Harris (McMaster University)H-Index: 19
Last.Angela Colantonio (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 34
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Abstract Objectives To (1) assess long-term health care service utilization and satisfaction with health care services among women with traumatic brain injury (W-TBI); (2) examine barriers that prevent W-TBI from receiving care when needed; and (3) understand the perceived supports available for W-TBI. Design Retrospective cohort study. Setting Community. Participants W-TBI (n=105) 5 to 12 years postinjury and women without TBI (n=105) matched on age, education, and geographic location. Interven...
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#1Danielle LevacH-Index: 18
Last.Diana VelikonjaH-Index: 15
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Description of data: E-learning module learning objectives Module 1: â Introduction to the GestureTek VR system. (DOCX 14 kb)
#1Shawn Marshall (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)H-Index: 34
#2Mark Bayley (Toronto Rehabilitation Institute)H-Index: 38
Last.Kelly Weegar (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)H-Index: 5
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AbstractObjective: To introduce a set of revised guidelines for the management of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and persistent symptoms following concussive injuries.Quality of evidence: The Guidelines for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Persistent Symptoms were made available in March 2011 based on literature and information up to 2008. A search for new clinical practice guidelines addressing mTBI and a systematic review of the literature evaluating treatment of persistent symptoms was con...
68 CitationsSource
#1Jennie PonsfordH-Index: 60
#2Shannon Janzen (Lawson Health Research Institute)H-Index: 13
Last.Robyn L. Tate (Kolling Institute of Medical Research)H-Index: 42
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35 CitationsSource