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Rehabilitation Goal Setting
Theory, Practice and Evidence

ISBN 9781439863299
Published July 10, 2014 by CRC Press
412 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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


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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