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Journal of the Korean Geriatrics Society 2006;10(3):186-191.
Published online September 30, 2006.
The General Characteristics of Geriatrics Being Hospitalized in Rehabilitation Hospital for a Stroke
Do Kyun Roh, Wan Ho Kim, Hyun Woo Cho, Su Kyung Kim, Mi Ra Ahn
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Seoul, Korea. whykim@nrc.go.kr
뇌졸중으로 재활병원에 입원하는 노인 환자들의 특성
Abstract
BACKGROUND
We investigated the demographic characteristics of stroke patients over 65 years old and wanted to see the effects of rehabilitation therapies by examining the changing status of patients before and after treatment by comparing with other patients under 65 years old.
METHODS
We went through medical records arranged by making a comparative groups of older patients and other younger patients who both admitted within recent 4 years. Accompanied medical problems are categorized by ICD-10, the functional statuses are classified into FIM score at admission, and FIM efficiency at discharge.
RESULTS
Between two groups, according to cause of a stroke, the existence of spouse, gender, there is statistical difference and, at admission, functional level of older patients was lower but it was not observed that extent of functional change of the result of rehabilitation therapy with distinction of age. Accompanied diseases were average 4.6 and is cardiovascular disease with the highest rates.
CONCLUSION
Since the explosion of an aging population is regarded as serious national problem, people have been trying to find diversified treatments against geriatrics. And the data will be utilized as useful materials for better direction where rehabilitation treatment against a stroke should aim.
Key Words: Stroke, Geriatrics, General characteristics


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