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Occupational Therapy Study

Would you be interested in participating in a research study for Driving Needs of Clients Post-stroke and the Current Role of Occupational Therapists in Driving Rehabilitation in a Gauteng Public Health Context.

My name is Zaakirah Bhamjee. I am an MSc student in the occupational therapy (OT) department at the University of the Witwatersrand. I am conducting this research as part of my studies.

The aim of the research study is to determine the driving needs of clients after having a stroke and to look at how OTs within the Gauteng public health sector are assessing and treating the driving abilities of their clients after a stroke. We hope that the information obtained from this research will provide information which can be used to develop these services further in the public health sector.

I would like to invite you to participate in the research because you have suffered a stroke and will therefore be able to provide valuable information from the perspective of a client. If you agree to participate, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire with 25 questions, which will take a maximum of 5 minutes to complete. The questions will be about your driving needs like why you need to drive, how far you need to drive and conditions under which you drive. There are no right or wrong answers because the questions are about your own driving experiences. You may refuse to answer any question with which you are uncomfortable, and you may say you don’t know the answer to a question.

 Who can be contacted for more information?

If you have questions about the research study itself, you can contact myself or my supervisor:


Zaakirah Bhamjee
Department of Occupational Therapy
St Helier Hospital
0843223339 (Whatsapp)

Matty van Niekerk
Department of Occupational Therapy
University of the Witwatersrand
011 717 3704
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