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Social Issues of Young Adult Stroke Patients

Other Title
청장년기 뇌졸중 환자의 사회적 문제점
박, 형규; 나, 은우; 이, 일영; 문, 혜원; 조, 자룡
Taehan Chaehwal Ŭihakhoe chi, 25(3):418-425, 2001
Journal Title
Taehan Chaehwal Ŭihakhoe chi; The Journal of Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine; 대한재활의학회지
Objective: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the psychosocial factors and outcomes in young adult stroke patients.

Method: The study group consisted of 59 stroke patients under the age of 45. Retrospective chart reviews of demographic findings, functional status, primary caregiver, marital and child status, discharge destination, employment and psychological

difficulties were recorded by rehabilitation team during hospitalization. Telephone and mail surveys were carried out for the functional status, marital status, employment and social factors of the study group after discharge.

Results: The proportion of young adult stroke was 13.7% of all stroke patients. Young adult stroke were 20 cases (34%) of cerebral infarction and 39 cases (66%) of cerebral hemorrhage. Of the 39 married patients, 2 couples were separated. The


adjustment skill was significantly lower in these couples than ordinary couples under age of 45. Forty-two of 51 patients were able to return to their premorbid residence. Of the 39 patients employed at the time of stroke, only 4 (10.3%) were



return to work after discharge. Two of the 4 patients returned to school after discharge.

Conclusion: Rehabilitation of young adult stroke patients is associated with variety of social factors including marital adjustment and returning to work.
StrokePsychosocial factorsMarital adjustmentEmployment
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