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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1991;15(2):67-73.
The status and needs of rehabilitation of residencial stroke patients in a rural community.
Choi, Son Mi , Kim, Yun Hee , Cho, Eun Soo
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Presbyterian Medical Center
농촌지역 재가(在家) 뇌졸중 환자의 재활실태와 욕구에 관한 조사
최선미, 김연희, 조은수
전주 예수병원 재활의학과

The purpose of this study is to investigate the status of the rehabilitation of the residencial stroke patients in a rural community and to evaluate their needs for the rehabilitation and home modification.

The subjects were 41 stroke patients who lived in northern Wanju county.

The results were as follows;

1. Average age of the stroke patients was 65 years old for males (25 cases) and 58 years old for females (16 cases).

2. The most prevalent premorbid disease was hypertension (34.2%) and the second most prevalent was diabetes mellitus (4.95%), 58.9% of the patients who softened from premorbid disease received treatment.

3. Stroke occured most frequently in the spring. Thirteen cases (31.7%) occured in that season.

4. The most frequent initial symptom of stroke was weakness or paralysis of limbs which were experienced in 24 cases. Speech disturbance was the second most frequent symptom and was experienced in 10 cases.

5. Thirty-five cases (85.4%) received primary medical care after onset of the stroke, but only 17 cases (41.5%) received was lack of information about rehabilitation therapy.

6. Only twelve patients (29.3%) had the needs for further rehabilitation therapy.

7. The majority of the patients had barriers in their home structure. The common barriers were stairs, toilets, and floor design. Only 2 patients among them had the needs for home modification to abolish their barriers.

Key Words: Rehabilitation, Stroke, Rural community


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