Rachel Keetley

Rachel Keetley
University of Nottingham | Notts · Division of Nursing

Masters in Research Methods, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

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Introduction
Rachel Keetley currently works at Nottingham Children's Hospital as Team Leader in Children's Physiotherapy. She co-leads the BRILL team - a multi-disciplinary paediatric neurorehabilitation team that delivers intensive rehabilitation and early supported discharge for children and young people with acquired brain injuries. She completed an NIHR funded Masters in Research Methods in 2017 at the University of Nottingham and a Clinical Silver Scholar award in 2018. She has recently completed a CLAHRC-EM funded service evaluation of the BRILL service. Her research interests are paediatric acquired brain injury rehabilitation.

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Aim To evaluate an innovative paediatric neurorehabilitation model in relation to improving quality of neurorehabilitation and reducing length of stay (LOS) for children with acquired brain injury. Method A process evaluation approach was conducted in line with Medical Research Council evaluation of complex interventions guidance. Analysis was con...
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This study aimed to explore the levels of participation in a UK sample of children and young people (CYP) with an acquired brain injury (ABI) at home, school and in the community through a cross-sectional study. The Child and Family Follow-Up Survey was distributed to parents/carers of 134 CYP with ABI (CYP-ABI) who received neuro-rehabilitation fr...
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Understanding the needs of children and young people (CYP) with acquired brain injuries (ABI) is essential in delivering pathways of care and providing effective rehabilitation. Aim: To identify relevant literature and key themes relating to the nature and extent of needs (met, unmet or unrecognized) of CYP with ABI and their families. Method: Scop...
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Children and young people who require rehabilitation following sustaining an acquired brain injury often experience long lengths of stay (LOS) and potentially poorer recovery outcomes due to limited access to therapy and little proactive discharge planning. After stakeholder enquiry we launched a new team and pathway with a primary aim to reduce LO...
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To evaluate the success of goals and compare these to actual outcomes in severely disabled children receiving continuous intrathecal baclofen [ITB]. 37 non ambulant children with severe spasticity were assessed just before implantation of a pump for ITB, and 9 and 18 months afterwards. Three key goals were chosen for treatment by the family and the...
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Intrathecal baclofen is a cornerstone in the treatment of spasticity in children. However, further research is required to set criteria for treatment. This paper offers insight into the national act on baclofen and the experience at the Nottingham University Hospital.

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