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dc.contributor.advisorGrossman, Robert W., 1943-2012
dc.contributor.advisorMaurer, Marilyn A. (Lyn), 1945-
dc.contributor.advisorKottoor, Jose
dc.contributor.authorShah, Neha
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-20T17:47:41Z
dc.date.available2012-03-20T17:47:41Z
dc.date.issued1994
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10920/25531
dc.descriptioniv, 65 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the life satisfaction of stroke victims, focusing in the relationship among life satisfaction and functional abilities, side of weakness, type of therapy, gender, and marital status. Data were analyzed from telephone interviews, using the LSIA index as a measure of life satisfaction and the FIM indices for locomotion and transferring. The sample consisted of 60 (>=63 years) stroke victims, who have participated in a rehabilitation program, at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, 6 to 13 months prior to the study. Life satisfaction in stroke patients was lower than the general geriatric population. There were significant differences between the life satisfaction of left sided weakness and right sided weakness patients; while other variables: gender, type of therapy, and marital status, showed no significant differences. Increased functional abilities appeared to be related to increased life satisfaction, with transferring showing a greater contribution than locomotion. Importance should be placed on improving the psychological as well as the physical well-being in the rehabilitation of stroke patients.en_US
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dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Physical Education Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Physical Education.;
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder. All rights reserved.
dc.titleThe Life Satisfaction of Stroke Patients: An Important Concept in Rehabilitationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
KCollege.Access.ContactIf you are not a current Kalamazoo College student, faculty, or staff member, email dspace@kzoo.edu to request access to this thesis.


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