PREDICTION OF FUNCTIONAL ACTIVITY IN POST-STROKE PATIENTS- TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
Venkata Sri Harsha Ravipati*, Chilamkuri Venkata Sai Manasa, Perumbuduru Naga Ramya, Dr. Sravani Yangalsetty, Dr. N. V. Sundarachari and Professor Ramarao Nadendla
The present study was conducted to asses the functional activity in post-stroke patients. Functional activity is a major complication in post-stroke patients. The severity of decreased functional activity depends upon the severity of stroke. The NIH severity is categorized by using NIHSS scale and the results based on those categories are no stroke 0%, mild(1-4) 6%, moderate(5-15) 37%, moderate to severe(16-20) 20% and severe(21-42) 37% and the functional activity is measured by using FIM(functional independence measurement) index in 3 stages Admission, Discharge, Follow-up, Helper complete dependence(<25 to 25% or more)- Admission 56%, Discharge 10%, Follow-up 8%, Helper modified dependence(50% or more to 100%)- Admission 39%, Discharge 5%, Follow-up 6%. No helper- Admission 5%, Discharge 85%, Follow-up 86%. Pearson correlation is performed in between the 3 stages of FIM and Post stroke patients the conclusion obtained from those results is Admission- negative correlation of -0.425 with P- value <0.0001, Discharge-negative correlation of -0.088, Follow-up – negative correlation of -0.250.
Keywords: NIHSS, FIM, Post-stroke, Pearson correlation.
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