Factors Affecting the Ability of Stroke Patients to Perform Daily Activities in Rural Communities Southern Thailand (77655)

Session Information: Frailty
Session Chair: Ali Darvishpoor Kakhki

Wednesday, 27 March 2024 09:15
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 604
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Stroke is a leading cause of disability among older people in rural communities southern Thailand. It affects patients' physical and mental well-being and reduces movement ability, cognitive function, and daily activity. Little is known about factors related to the ability to perform daily activities among this patient. This study aimed to examine factors affecting the daily activities of stroke patients in rural areas. Data was retrieved from the medical records of 258 stroke patients admitted to the physiotherapy department of community hospital between 2018 and 2022. The data was analyzed using descriptive (percentage, mean ±SD) and inferential statistics (t-tests, one-way ANOVA, correlation, and multiple regressions). The results showed that stroke patients were male (59.3%), aged 60 and over (65.5 %) and married (89.92%). Most have underlying diseases (75.19 %) and received rehabilitation programs less than 5 times (81.01%). The average score of daily activity ability was 14.12±6.53. Age, gender, underlying diseases, medical diagnosis, and physical therapy rehabilitation duration significantly affected the daily activity performance of stroke patients (p<0.05). Age and the duration of physical therapy rehabilitation were found to predict the daily activity scores. This study indicated that stroke patients who received shorter physical therapy rehabilitation programs experienced lower scores in their ability to perform daily activities. Thus, this finding can benefit healthcare providers in designing proper programs for older people with strokes to attend rehabilitation programs early. So that it can improve their quality of life and reduce the burden on families caring.

Nipaporn Kuakool, Thaksin University, Thailand
Dusanee Suwankhong, Thaksin University, Thailand

About the Presenter(s)
Ms Nipaporn Kuakool is a University Postgraduate Student at Thaksin University in Thailand

See this presentation on the full scheduleWednesday Schedule

Conference Comments & Feedback

Place a comment using your LinkedIn profile


Share on activity feed

Powered by WP LinkPress

Share this Presentation

Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00