Table 2

Post-implementation staff barriers and enablers

ThemesSubthemesExamplesFrequency
Enablers
 Role of staffStakeholder engagement and facilitation‘Staff engagement’
‘Volunteers’ will’
‘Families responses to EE on Wheels’
3
Staff assistance and availability‘Assistance of volunteers’
‘Staff feedback’
3
 Patient characteristics‘Patient motivation’
‘Patient’s involvement’
3
 Intervention characteristicsVariety and quality of activities‘Good activities’
‘Choice of activities’
3
Activities tailored to patient needs‘Having activities that appealed to the participant’
‘Diversional activity’
2
Ease of access and use‘Having them brought to the patient’
‘Having it available on the weekend’
4
Barriers
 Role of staffStaff engagement and facilitation‘Unlikely to be part of the culture given limited number of rehab patients being co-located on a medical ward - not driven optimally by ward staff, not engaged with by peers’1
Staff availability‘Time constraint’1
Knowledge and skills‘Lack of advertisement – may need to provide in-service to staff’
‘Do not know where it is stored’
3
 Patient characteristicsPatient functioning and medical status‘Lack of patients’
‘Participant criteria’
‘Patient’s confusion’
3
Patient motivation‘Patient motivation’1
 Intervention characteristicsVariety and stock of activities‘Broad array of interests among participants and the ability for the EE to cater for same (both initially and in an ongoing capacity)’
‘Assuming participant numbers pick up - limited quantity of the same piece of equipment’
2
Impact of external activities‘Patients having their own activities (iPad, puzzle books, magazines) and not interested in trolley’
‘Patient already had access too own phone/iPad’
2
Access‘Accessibility’3
 Ward environmentInfection control‘Infection control’1
  • EE, environmental enrichment.