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7th EFSMA – European Congress of Sports Medicine, 3rd Central European Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Annual Assembly of the German and the Austrian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Austrian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

26.-29.10.2011, Salzburg, Austria

Factors associated with reintegration to normal living after stroke

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7th EFSMA – European Congress of Sports Medicine, 3rd Central European Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Salzburg, 26.-29.10.2011. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2011. Doc11esm206

doi: 10.3205/11esm206, urn:nbn:de:0183-11esm2068

Published: October 24, 2011

© 2011 Murtezani et al.
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Background and Purpose: Emotional alterations are frequent after stroke. Anxiety is a response due to the fear from disease, although depression is a result of potential disability and restrictive lifestyle. The object of this study was to investigate the relation between reintegration to normal living (community reintegration) of patients after stroke and their functional disabilities.

Subjects and Methods: Data were collected from 44 patients with chronic stroke receiving physical therapy services at Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic, University Clinical Center of Prishtina. Activities of Daily Living (ADL) were measured with the Barthel index (BI), Reintegration to Normal Living Index (RNLI) was used to measure Reintegration into normal social activities, Functional Capacity was measured with six-minute walk test (6MWT), balance was evaluated with Berg Balance Scale(BBS),and Motor Functioning was assessed with Fugl- Meyer Motor Assessment (FMA).

Results: Based on statistical results it’s concluded that the RNLI score has correlated positively with 6MWT, and BI, meanwhile age didn’t demonstrate any correlation.

Table 1 [Tab. 1], Table 2 [Tab. 2], Table 3 [Tab. 3].

Conclusion: Physical impairment have immense impact in reintegration of stroke patients in society. With the improvement of physical state the quality of life is raised too, and stroke patients are easier reintegrated in the society. Patients with stronger reintegration to normal living had better outcomes in daily activity and quality of life.


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