1st Edition

Rehabilitation Goal Setting Theory, Practice and Evidence

Edited By Richard J. Siegert, William M. M. Levack Copyright 2015
    412 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    412 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Written to provide clinicians, educators, researchers, and students in rehabilitation with a comprehensive overview of the theory, practice, and evidence base of goal setting, this first-of-its-kind reference provides an authoritative, state-of-the-art knowledge of the practice. The authors cover a broad range of different approaches to goal setting, with input from experts from North America, Europe, and Australia. This book is applicable to patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury, neurological disorders, spinal cord injury, and other conditions.

    Section I Goal Theory in Rehabilitation

    Challenges in Theory, Practice and Evidence

    William MM Levack and Richard J Siegert

    Evidence-Based Goal Setting: Cultivating the Science of Rehabilitation

    William MM Levack, Sarah G Dean, Kathryn M McPherson and Richard J Siegert

    Psychology, Goals and Rehabilitation: Providing a Theoretical Foundation

    Richard J Siegert, Christine O’Connell and William MM Levack

    Ethics and Goal Setting

    William MM Levack, Richard J Siegert and Neil Pickering

    Goal Setting as Shared Decision Making

    E Diane Playford

    MEANING as a Smarter Approach to Goals in Rehabilitation

    Kathryn M McPherson, Nicola M Kayes and Paula Kersten

    Section II Goal Setting in Clinical Practice

    Goal Attainment Scaling in Adult Neurorehabilitation

    Stephen Ashford and Lynne Turner-Stokes

    Goal Attainment Scaling in Paediatric Rehabilitation

    Duco Steenbeek, Jan Willem Gorter, Marjolijn Ketelaar, Krys Galama and Eline Lindeman

    Applying the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health to Rehabilitation Goal Setting

    Alexandra Rauch and Anke Scheel-Sailer

    Occupation-Based, Client-Centred Approach to Goal Planning and Measurement

    Emmah Doig and Jennifer Fleming

    Theory-Based Approach to Goal Setting

    Lesley Scobbie and Diane Dixon

    Goal Orientation and Goal Setting in German Medical Rehabilitation Research

    Thorsten Meyer and Nadine J Pohontsch

    Section III Specific Applications

    Goal Setting in Social Competence Treatment after Brain Injury

    Lenore A Hawley and Jody K Newman

    Self-Management for People with Chronic Conditions

    Fiona Jones

    Goal Setting in Paediatric Rehabilitation

    Lesley Wiart

    Use of Goals as a Focus for Services for Community-Dwelling Older People

    John GM Parsons, Stephen Jacobs and Matthew JG Parsons

    Goals and Goal Setting for People with Aphasia, Their Family Members and Clinicians

    Sue Sherratt, Linda Worrall, Deborah Hersh, Tami Howe and Bronwyn Davidson

    Goal Setting in Stroke Rehabilitation: Theory, Practice and Future Directions

    Sheeba Rosewilliam, Anand D Pandyan and Carolyn A Roskell

    Section IV Conclusion

    Concluding Comments, Current Trends and Future Directions

    Richard J Siegert and William MM Levack



    Richard J. Siegert, BSc, PGDipPsych (Clin), MSocSci, PhD, is professor of psychology and rehabilitation, Person Centred Research Centre, School of Rehabilitation and Occupation Studies, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Siegert trained in clinical psychology and completed his PhD in psychology at Victoria University of Wellington. His research interests include neuropsychology, neurological rehabilitation, psychology applied to rehabilitation, and psychometrics. Siegert is an author of 90 peer-reviewed journal articles, four invited articles, six book chapters, and a popular undergraduate rehabilitation textbook. His current interests include the application of mindfulness techniques for people with neurological conditions and outcome measurement in neuro-rehabilitation.

    William M.M. Levack, BPhty, MHealSc (Rehabilitation), PhD, is associate dean for research and postgraduate studies, and senior lecturer in rehabilitation, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand. In 2003, Levack was employed as a lecturer at the University of Otago, teaching interdisciplinary, postgraduate courses in rehabilitation by distance, and in 2008 he completed his PhD. His current projects include work on the development of a clinical measure of loss and reconstruction of self-identity after traumatic brain injury, qualitative research into the barriers and facilitator of access to evidence-based rehabilitation, and the use of kinetic video games as a form of therapeutic exercise for people with chronic respiratory disease.

    "… up-to-date, evidence based, and client and family centred. It will help clinicians to work with clients to make their rehabilitation goals more meaningful and achievable, thereby leading to more effective treatment planning and outcomes."
    Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy

    "… a unique and important contribution to the literature. … [covering] a wide variety of relevant topics. … [The editors] have assembled a substantial group of authors, especially from the UK and New Zealand. A worthy endeavor."
    — Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA

    "Goal setting is used in just about every service, but it is something that is done in many different ways. This book provides the theory as to why goal setting should be used, as well as discusses how to use it in a wide range of clinical services. Therefore, this is definitely a book that everybody who works in a rehabilitation service should read. In fact, all rehabilitation teams should probably take the opportunity to read this book and review their practices having done so!"
    —Prof. Jonathan Evans, University of Glasgow, UK