About the Speaker

Ms Ong Peck Hoon

PhD Candidate
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
National University of Singapore

As an experienced physiotherapist who has worked in different clinical areas, settings and countries, Peck Hoon has a keen interest in improving rehabilitation service delivery, and the management and outcome of patients, particularly those in the geriatric population. She has spearheaded several service improvements and changes, and has worked on clinical research projects from which findings have been translated into clinical practice. To better skill herself, she pursued a Master of Public Health a few years ago, and is currently a PhD candidate at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore. Her PhD work focuses on exploring the effect of caregivers on outcomes in stroke survivors. She enjoys supporting her team mates and peers in their work, and has recently joined the Health and Social Sciences Faculty of the Singapore Institute of Technology as an Associate Faculty to support the training of future therapists.                        


Track 8: Geriatric Rehabilitation
Do Caregivers Affect Patient Recovery After Stroke?
Date  :  Friday, 8 September 2017
Time  :  1030
Venue  :   Auditorium
Abstract  :   The process of recovery for stroke survivors can be long and complicated. Many will continue to have varying degrees of long-term disabilities, requiring physical care and support. Anecdotally, as healthcare professionals, we recognise the importance of caregiver support during our patients’ rehabilitation. However, little work has been done to understand whether and how caregivers affect patient recovery. This presentation will share on the potential effect of several caregiver factors on patient outcomes. As there is greater pressure for families to take on more responsibility for the care of their loved ones, and policies are being adapted to meet the growing health care demands, a better understanding of these relationships can help improve care delivery, and inform decision making as well as resource allocation.