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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2001;25(4):559-573.
Factors Affecting on the Quality of Life in Stroke Patients under Rehabilitation and Family Caregivers.
Park, Kum Ju , Park, Chung Yill , Jin, Kinam , Lee, Kang Woo
1Graduate School, The Catholic University of Korea.
2Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea.
3Department of Health Administration, College of Health Science, Yonsei University.
4Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center.
재활치료 중인 뇌졸중 환자와 가족의 삶의 질 수준 및 결정요인
박금주1, 박정일2, 진기남3, 이강우4
1가톨릭대학교 대학원, 2가톨릭대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실, 3연세대학교 보건과학대학 보건행정학과, 4성균관대학교 의과대학 삼성서울병원 재활의학교실

To analyze the factors affecting on the level of the quality of life of stroke patients and their family caregivers.

Among the stroke patients receiving rehabilitation treatment at forty three out patient clinic in university hospitals, 289 stroke patients who scored over 24 out of 30 points in MMSE-K and their family caregivers were interviewed using questionnaires.

The main contributory variable on the quality of life (QOL) of caregivers was the socio-demographic factor and QOL of caregivers was improved with decreasing age, the higher level of education, the less burden of care and the better condition of patient. High correlation coefficients were showed between QOL of stroke patients and ADL, QOL of caregivers and burden of care, and the burden of care and the neurological impairment. The main contributory variable on the QOL of stroke patients was clinical characteristics factor and QOL of stroke patients was improved with increasing the levels of cognitive function and ADL performance, decreasing the level of neurological impairment, the more social support from friends and the less burden of caregivers.

In order to improve the QOL of stroke patients, not only patients' physical factors, but psychological factors, socio-demographic factors and QOL of caregivers should also be considered.

Key Words: Burden of care, Quality of life (QOL), Stroke, Family caregiver, Burden of care


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