Using Barthel index (Bl) as a Parameter, a total of 148 subjects were collected for the study of the effective-ness of stroke rehabilitation. The factors related to BI scores improvement after rehabilitation program include premorbid social activity, hospital patient admitted, stroke recurrence, BI score at admission, Brunnstrom stage of proximal upper extremity and main care giver during hospitalization. The determinants of discharge BI scores include premorbid outdoor and social activities, natility, stroke recurrence, arm function, Brunnstrom stage of lower extremity, urinary incontinence and presence of joint contracture. These findings indicate that the prognosis of stroke rehabilitation is determined not only by the severity of stroke itself but also by the degree of premorbid social activity and the involvement of family member in the care of patient during rehabilitation.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Study of Prognosis of Stroke Rehabilitation|
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|