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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Evaluation of functional capacity in elders with encephalic vascular accident
Author: da Cruz, KCT
Diogo, MJD
Abstract: Objective: To evaluate the functional capacity of elders with encephalic vascular accident (EVA) and to examine the association between sociodemographic variables and functional capacity, Methods: Interviews with 44 elders who had EVA were conducted during their assessment and treatment in the data collection settings. The instrument contemplated clinical and social-demograpic variables. Functional Independence Measure (FIM) was used to measure the subjects' functional capacity Results: Most subjects were between 60 and 69 years of age. The MIF had good internal consistency reliability estimate. Subjects had a mean score of 97.0 on FIM. Mann-Whitney test indicated that participants who had access to health care services had higher FIM scores than individuals without health care access. Pearson's correlation analysis indicated a significantly negative correlation coefficient between age and FIM score. Conclusion: Encephalic vascular accident is associated with alterations in functional capacity of the sample of this study. This finding suggests the need for the use of effective rehabilitation strategies to help individuals who have decreased functional capacity clue to normal aging and/or sequela to encephalic vascular accident.
Subject: Aged
Cerebrovascular accident
Geriatric assessment
Country: Brasil
Editor: Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Enfermagen
Citation: Acta Paulista De Enfermagem. Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Enfermagen, v. 22, n. 5, n. 666, n. 672, 2009.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2009
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