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Occupational  performance of persons who have suffered a stroke: a follow-up study
Rehabilitation Unit, Luleå Primary Health Care, Luleå, Sweden.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy.
2003 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 10, no 2, 88-94 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The main purpose of this study was to describe the progress made in terms of occupational performance during a two-year period by persons who had suffered a stroke and had been discharged to their home after their initial hospital stay. The population of the study consisted of 49 persons, 30 men and 19 women, with a mean age of 69 years. The Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) was used to assess their occupational performance. Of the whole population at discharge, 66% showed increased effort and 29% showed decreased efficiency and independency. The results also showed that the persons who had decreased the most in their efficiency dropped out from the study. Twenty-nine persons participated in the study for 2 years. The best ADL ability was seen in the population at 3 months after discharge. A decrease was seen at 18 months after discharge in AMPS ADL process ability and at 24 months in AMPS ADL motor ability. The results suggest that persons who have suffered a stroke and live in their homes maintain their AMPS ADL ability performance for 1.5 to 2 years. A low AMPS ADL process ability measure in persons who have suffered a stroke signifies a reduced possibility of living at home.

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Taylor & Francis, 2003. Vol. 10, no 2, 88-94 p.
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Assessment of Motor and Process Skills, longitudinal study, occupational therapy, primary health care
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Occupational Therapy
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-81629DOI: 10.1080/11038120310009443OAI: diva2:657273
Available from: 2013-10-18 Created: 2013-10-18 Last updated: 2013-10-25Bibliographically approved

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