The goal of the study was to evaluate the effect of repeated rehabilitation in stroke survivors. There were investigated the inhabitants
of Western Lithuania after stroke (191 patients), after two rehabilitation therapy courses. There were investigated two groups of patients: the study group (there were patients after two courses of rehabilitation therapy plus repeated rehabilitation) and control group (the patients only after two courses of rehabilitation therapy, when repeated rehabilitation was not used). For the assessment of quality of life, in patients’ casual activities, a Barthel index was used. Student t was used for this study. The significance level p<0.05 was considered statistically significant. The study results revealed that when compare patients‘ after stroke functional status, who used two courses of rehabilitation treatment and repeated rehabilitation, and patients, who used only two courses of rehabilitation treatment, it was showed that functional status was improving in lesser extend for patients, who did not use repeated rehabilitation. For the stroke survivors, not used repeated rehabilitation after two courses of rehabilitation treatment, their functional status was worsening or improved more slowly, and quality of their casual life became worse.
Keyword(s): quality of life, functional status, rehabilitation, Barthel index, stroke.
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