Places visited for activities outside the home after stroke

Relationship with the severity of disability

Document identifier: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-76876
Access full text here:10.1177/0308022619879075
Keyword: Medical and Health Sciences, Health Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Medicin och hälsovetenskap, Hälsovetenskaper, Arbetsterapi, Activities of daily living, Participation, Places, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Occupational therapy, Occupational therapy
Publication year: 2020
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SDG 3 Good health and wellbeing
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Abstract:

Introduction

Knowledge about the places people visit or do not visit after stroke is lacking. The aim of this study was to describe and compare the places visited for activities outside the home of people with stroke of working age and to explore the influence of the severity of disability, fatigue, driving a car and sociodemographic characteristics on the total number of places visited for activities outside the home.

Methods

An exploratory cross-sectional study was conducted and 63 people with stroke were interviewed with instruments that covered places outside the home, severity of disability and fatigue. Data were analysed using non-parametric tests, analysis of variance and the general linear model.

Results

Significant difference in the total number of places visited for activities outside the home were found between all three groups of severity of disability. The good recovery group visited eight places to a significantly higher extent than those with severe/moderate disability. The severity of disability and driving a car were the only aspects that significantly influenced the total number of places visited.

Conclusions

Places for activities outside the home people with stroke visit and changes therein can add valuable knowledge about participation that can be used in the design of rehabilitation.

Authors

Alexandra Olofsson

Luleå tekniska universitet; Hälsa, medicin och rehabilitering
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Anneli Nyman

Luleå tekniska universitet; Hälsa, medicin och rehabilitering
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Ann-Charlotte Kassberg

Luleå tekniska universitet; Hälsa, medicin och rehabilitering; Department of Research, Region Norrbotten, Luleå, Sweden
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Camilla Malinowsky

Department of Neurobiology, Care Science and Society (NVS), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
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Maria Larsson-Lund

Luleå tekniska universitet; Hälsa, medicin och rehabilitering
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