Adherence to an exercise prescription scheme: The role of expectations, self-efficacy, stage of change and psychological well-being Sept. 2005
Changing self-efficacy in individuals following a first time stroke: preliminary study of a novel self-management intervention April 2009
The Stroke Self-Efficacy Questionnaire: measuring individual confidence in functional performance after stroke June 2008
‘Getting the Balance between Encouragement and Taking Over’ — Reflections on Using a New Stroke Self-Management Programme July 2012
Self-Management and Self-Management Support Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Mixed Research Synthesis of Stakeholder Views July 2015
Speaking to Frontline Professor Jones said she felt ‘shocked and humbled’ by the recognition of her work.
‘I’ve had a lot of help, support and encouragement from family, friends and all my colleagues,’ she said.
‘Since I qualified as a physiotherapist in the early 80s I’ve seen the profession change so much.
‘The work I’ve been doing – which puts patients at the heart of their care and uses robust research methodologies to study a participatory approach –¬¬¬ is now much more accepted than it was.
‘We now recognise that patients hold many of the answers and we could be using their skills and expertise so much more.’
Self-management and patient involvementProfessor Jones became a CSP Fellow in 2011 and was president of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology from 2013 until March this year.
She is also the founder and chief executive of Bridges Self-Management, a social enterprise that helps stroke survivors to manage their own care.
Last year she became the chief investigator for the CREATE, a National Institute for Health Research funded study.
The project is examining how a service improvement approach known as experience-based co-design [which allows staff and service users to co-design services and/or care pathways together] can increase therapeutic activity in stroke units.
‘The problem is the lack of activity on stoke units and looking at the environment and how to make it more therapeutic,’ Professor Jones explained.
‘And this is the first study of its kind in acute stroke, using methodologies where patients, staff and families come together to co-design to solutions.’