Intervention for Stroke Survivors and Their Spousal Caregivers

Completed

Phase N/A Results

Results

Stroke survivors perceived a 50% recovery in their function upon discharge from inpatient rehabilitation. National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, age, socioeconomic status, and number of complications predicted 63% of the variance of the total FIM score (F6,88 = 24.64; P G .0001). Total FIM, depression, and Stroke Impact Scale Emotion subscale predicted 45% of the Perceived Stress Scale score (F6,88 = 12.04; P G .0001). Variables that predict the stroke survivors' recovery are complex as the severity of the stroke combines with demographic and economic variables and depression to predict functional independence and perceived stress. These factors need to be considered when preparing a discharge plan for stroke survivors who are discharged home from rehabilitation.