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Boontarika Maneechot


Purpose: To study 1) physical functional ability among older persons with stroke. 2) the relationships between selected factors related to physical functional ability among older persons with stroke such as age, gender, cognition, social support and depression.

Research design: Descriptive correlation research

Methods: The purposive sample composed of 121 outpatients with post-stroke; male and female age 60 years old and over, who were recruited at Rajavithi Hospital and Siriraj Hospital. The instruments were the demographic questionnaire, Social support questionnaire, Thai Geriatric Depression Scale (TGDS), MMSE-Thai 2002 and Barthel ADL Index. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistic, Pearson’s Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient (r) and Chi-square Test .

Findings: The physical functional ability among older person with post-stroke was high level of self-care ability (=16.56 SD =4.11). Age and depression were significantly moderate negative correlation with physical functional ability among stroke older persons (r=-.399, r=-.337). Cognitive status was significantly moderate positive correlation with physical functional ability among older persons with stroke (r= .348). Gender was significantly correlation with physical functional ability among older persons with stroke. There were no correlations between gender, social support and physical functional ability among older persons with stroke.

Conclusion: Age, gender, depression and cognitive were significantly correlation with physical functional ability among older persons with stroke, but not social support.

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