Outcomes of Intermediate Care Service in Stroke Rehabilitation Patients at A Hospital in Ubon Ratchathani Province


  • Warut Ketsiri Medical Physician, Department of Preventive Medicine, Sirindhorn Hospital, Ubon Ratchathani Province.


Stroke, Subacute phase, Intermediate care


Background and Objective: Stroke is a common, serious, and disabling global health-care problem, and rehabilitation is a major part of patient care. This study aimed to evaluate the outcomes of an intermediate care service, on daily living activities of patients with stroke rehabilitation.

Method: The retrospective cohort study consisted of 35 stroke patients who were discharged from an intermediate care service with intensive rehabilitation training by a multidisciplinary care team. which was proposed in the healthcare system between January 1st, 2020-April 30th, 2022. Barthel index  (BI) of Thai version and return to daily living activities are used. Patients get rehabilitation and followed up until reach 6 months. Analyses of the data were to assess: frequencies, percentages, means, and standard deviations of population characteristics and to compare barthel index change with study variables by using chi-square test, paired sample t-test and repeated measurement ANOVA.

Result: The result showed that 51.43%  patients were female  and average age 56.14±13.98 years, which the most was ischemic stroke 85.71%. The comparison of BI change after discharge in patients who received the intermediate care program was shown statistical significantly increasing of BI (before 6.11±5.78, after 15.43±5.43, mean diff = 9.31, p<0.001), 25.71% of patient was physically independent.

Conclusion: It could be concluded that the patients with stroke, receiving the intermediate care service in a hospital could develop an ability to perform their activities of daily living much better than otherwise


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How to Cite

Ketsiri W. Outcomes of Intermediate Care Service in Stroke Rehabilitation Patients at A Hospital in Ubon Ratchathani Province. SRIMEDJ [Internet]. 2022 Dec. 22 [cited 2024 Jul. 14];37(6):610-8. Available from: https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/SRIMEDJ/article/view/256314



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