Brain Neurorehabil.  2010 Mar;3(1):34-41. 10.12786/bn.2010.3.1.34.

Stroke Rehabilitation Report using the Brain Rehabilitation Registration Online Database System in the Years 2006 to 2008

  • 1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Inha University School of Medicine, Korea.
  • 2Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea.
  • 3Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Ajou University College of Medicine, Korea.
  • 4Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Korea.
  • 5Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Korea.
  • 6Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Korea University School of Medicine, Korea.
  • 7Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Kyung Hee University College of Medicine, Korea.
  • 8Department of Stroke Rehabilitation, National Rehabilitation Center, Korea.
  • 9Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, Korea.
  • 10Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The Catholic University of Korea Medical School, Korea.
  • 11Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Korea.
  • 12Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Bundang Jesaeng General Hospital, Korea.
  • 13Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hallym University College of Medicine, Korea.


OBJECTIVE: We report here on analyzing 3,128 subjects with stroke and who were discharged from the Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine of secondary or tertiary hospitals, and all the hospitals subscribed to the Online Database System developed by the Korean Society of Neurorehabilitation. METHOD: This is a retrospective analysis of the brain rehabilitation registry database for outcome of stroke outcome in the year 2006 to 2008.
The male stroke subjects and cerebral infarction were 58.4% and 66.3%, respectively. Cerebral infarction in the middle cerebral artery territory was the most common, and the basal ganglia and cerebral cortex were the common areas for the cases of intracranial hemorrhage. The mean age of the patients was 61.7 years, and the most common ages were 45~64 years for all the stroke subjects. The subjects with cerebral hemorrhage (56.1 years) were younger than those with cerebral infarction (63.9 years). Seasonal variation was observed in the occurrence of stroke; spring (34.1%), winter (27.4%), summer (21.6%) and autumn (16.8%) in this order. There was no significant difference of the changes on the Korean version of the modified Barthel index between the patients with cerebral infarction and cerebral hemorrhage after rehabilitation. On analyzing the two groups of stroke subjects admitted before and after 100 days from stroke onset, the changes on the Korean version of the modified Barthel index and the Brunnstrom stage scores of the early admission group were higher that those of the late rehabilitation group.
The above findings suggest that 1) the incidence, lesion sites and seasonality of stroke in this database system are similar to those of the worldwide data, 2) the length of hospital stay for the subjects with stroke is about 46 days and 3) early rehabilitation is more effective in improving the outcome of stroke subjects.


brain rehabilitation registry; functional assessment; multi-center study; stroke
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