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Effect of Nursing Care Strategy on Functional Outcomes among Patients after First Time Stroke
Authors: Marwa M. Ali1 , RashaF. Mohamed2 , Amina A. Mahmoud
Year: 2019
Keywords: First-time stroke, functional outcomes, nursing care strategy
Journal: Evidence-Based Nursing Research
Volume: 1
Issue: 2
Pages: 13
Publisher: Not Available
Local/International: International
Paper Link: Not Available
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Context: Strokes are life-changing events not merely affect a person physically but also emotionally as it may result in physical disabilities, which lead to functional disabilities as difficulties carrying out daily activities as working, walking, talking, eating, bathing, with loss of energy in addition to depressive status as a result of functional disabilities. Daily nursing care strategies are essential to stroke management. Since, it can overcome spasticity and hemiplegia through sustained stretching by various positioning, repetitive performance of a specific movement, and teaching patient to use and adapt the affected limb during functional activities. Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of nursing care strategy on functional outcomes among patients after the first-time stroke. Methods: A quasi-experimental design used to conduct the current study in neurology department to be followed through neurology outpatient clinic at Benha University Hospital. During the period from the beginning of February 2018 till the beginning of January 2019.Subjects: Purposive sample of 171 patients to be at the end of study period (Intervention group 72 & control group 69), recruited according to the study formula based on the total number admitted to the study settings during 2017. Tools: Two tools utilized for data collection, (1)Structured interviewing questionnaire for patients, (II)Functional outcomes scales, involving: Modified Ashworth scale, Modified Barthel index, as well as the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D Scale). Results: Showed that there was highly statistically significant difference in term of increased knowledge score among the intervention group compared to controls, as well as a significantly lower degree of spasticity, a higher level of independence in performing activity of daily living (ADL), besides, lower depression score among intervention group compared to controls. It also showed a significant correlation between the degree of spasticity with both of independence in performing ADL and degree of depression among intervention group after nursing care strategy implementation. Conclusion: The nursing care strategy was effective in improving patients’ knowledge as well as the functional outcomes among intervention group revealing a significant correlation between the degree of spasticity with both independence in performing ADL and degree of depression. The study suggested continuous education and training program planned and offered regularly to stroke patients in the neurology and rehabilitation unit. Also recommended written, a simple booklet about stroke and its management should be provided & be available for patients and their families (relatives).

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