Brain Neurorehabil.  2018 Sep;11(2):e11. 10.12786/bn.2018.11.e11.

Factors Affecting Activities of Daily Living in Severely Disabled Stroke Patients

  • 1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Donghae Hospital, Korea Workers' Compensation & Welfare Service, Donghae, Korea.
  • 3Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seonam Hospital, Seoul, Korea.


To investigate factors which affect the activities of daily living (ADL) in severely disabled stroke patients. Medical records of 64 post-stroke patients were reviewed retrospectively. All patients had had rehabilitation for 3 months, and their ADL was assessed using the Korean version of Modified Barthel Index at the time of admission and after 3 months. We also investigated age, onset duration of stroke and the Korean version of Mini-Mental State Examination (K-MMSE) at the time of admission. The ability to roll over, sit, sit to stand, transfer, ambulation, climbing stairs, sitting balance and standing balance were evaluated at the time of admission and after 3 months, either. The factors affecting ADL were K-MMSE and functional ability, such as the ability to roll over, come to sit, sit to stand, sitting and standing balance. The most important factors were the level of K-MMSE and the ability to come to sit. The ability to sit up and the K-MMSE score are the independent factors that can predict the ADL after rehabilitation in severely disabled stroke patient.


Stroke Rehabilitation; Activities of Daily Living; Treatment Outcome; Recovery of Function
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