Training professionals' communication and motivation skills to improve spinal cord injury patients' satisfaction and clinical outcomes: Study protocol of the ESPELMA trial

Pilar Lusilla-Palacios, Carmina Castellano-Tejedor, Lucrecia-Ramírez-Garcerán, José A. Navarro-Sanchís, Amanda Rodríguez-Urrutia, Gemma Parramon-Puig, Sergi Valero-Ventura, Ampar Cuxart-Fina

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Abstract

© 2015 SAGE Publications. Acute spinal cord injury leaves patients severely impaired and generates high levels of psychological distress among them and their families, which can cause a less active role in rehabilitation, worse functional recovery, and less perceived satisfaction with the results. Additionally, rehabilitation professionals who deal with this psychological distress could ultimately experience higher stress and more risk of burnout. This article presents the study protocol of the ESPELMA project, aimed to train rehabilitation professionals in the clinical management of acute spinal cord injury-associated psychological distress, and to measure the impact of this training on the patients' perceived satisfaction with treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1357-1368
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume20
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

Keywords

  • acute illness
  • chronic illness
  • clinical health psychology
  • health care
  • patient satisfaction
  • psychological distress

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