Date Presented 03/27/20

Therapists’ effective use of communicative and relational strategies optimizes patient engagement in spinal cord injury rehabilitation. However, few studies have described patients’ and therapists’ shared and differing beliefs about how therapists use these strategies. Thus, the purpose of this qualitative study is to describe patients’ and therapists’ shared and contrasting perspectives of effective communicative and relational strategies that optimize patient engagement.

Primary Author and Speaker: Ryan Walsh

Contributing Authors: Christina Papadimitriou, Piper Hansen, Peggy Barco, Virginia McKay, Eric Lenze, Yejin Lee, Kayla Jones, Allen Heinemann, Alex Wong

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