Factors Associated with Functional Ability at Six Months After Discharge from Rehabilitation for Cerebral Vascular Accident
Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
The extent to which individuals who have experienced a cerebral vascular accident maintain functional ability after rehabilitation is an important clinical outcome criterion. A study was conducted to examine levels of functional ability upon admission, at discharge, and at one month and six months after discharge from an acute rehabilitation facility. A retrospective chart review that used the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) scores identified 55 individuals with complete scores. Etiological, internal and external factors were analyzed for their relationship to functional ability at six months after discharge. Results indicated that function at six months after rehabilitation for cerebral vascular accident was highly correlated with function at discharge and function at one month after discharge from rehabilitation. Function at six months after discharge from rehabilitation showed a significant negative correlation with the time interval between the cerebral vascular event and admission to rehabilitation. Function at six months after discharge from rehabilitation also showed a negative correlation with age and extended care facility location at six months after discharge.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Cerebrovascular disease -- Patients -- Rehabilitation Outcome assessment (Medical care)
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Mair, Dianne C., "Factors Associated with Functional Ability at Six Months After Discharge from Rehabilitation for Cerebral Vascular Accident" (1996). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 538.