Post-stroke functional limitations and changes in use of mode of transport

Wendel, Kerstin, Ståhl, Agneta, Risberg, Jarl, Pessah-Rasmussen, Hélène and Iwarsson, Susanne (2010) Post-stroke functional limitations and changes in use of mode of transport. Scandanavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 17 2: 162-174. doi:10.3109/11038120902964450

Author Wendel, Kerstin
Ståhl, Agneta
Risberg, Jarl
Pessah-Rasmussen, Hélène
Iwarsson, Susanne
Title Post-stroke functional limitations and changes in use of mode of transport
Journal name Scandanavian Journal of Occupational Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1103-8128
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/11038120902964450
Open Access Status
Volume 17
Issue 2
Start page 162
End page 174
Total pages 13
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose: To investigate the use of different modes of transport and long-term changes among stroke survivors with cognitive functional limitations (CFLs), and to study differences among sub-groups (decreased/ceased vs. unchanged and increased public transport use) regarding physical functional limitations (PFLs), CFLs, depression, and social activity outside home.

Method: Survey of 79 individuals living in the community with CFLs post-stroke (mean 26 months). Well-established and study-specific instruments were used capturing the mode of transport use, CFLs (professionally assessed and self-reported), depression symptoms, and PFLs.

Results: Over one third of the participants reported decreased/ceased use of bus and train, among whom more PFLs were found in comparison with those reporting unchanged use and more depression was found in comparison with those showing increased use. There were no sub-group differences concerning occurrence of CFLs and decrease in social activity. The use of own car or motorbike had largely ceased, most often replaced by Special Transportation Service or travelling by private car or taxi. Yet 27% were still frequent car drivers.

Conclusion: The results indicate considerably affected use of modes of transport after stroke, and higher frequencies of PFLs and symptoms of depression among those with decreased/ceased public transport use.
Keyword Activities of daily living
Outdoor mobility
Public transport
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
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