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Vol 10, No 2 (2008)
Prace oryginalne
Published online: 2008-11-14
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Functional capacity assessment in subarachnoid hemorrhage

Robert Ślusarz, Wojciech Beuth, Barbara Książkiewicz
Udar Mózgu. Problemy Interdyscyplinarne 2008;10(2):55-60.

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Vol 10, No 2 (2008)
Prace oryginalne
Published online: 2008-11-14

Abstract

Introduction. Functional capacity assessment is the assessment of patient’s self-dependence for activities of daily life (including self-management skills). The aim of the study was functional capacity assessment of patients directly after intracranial aneurysm surgery. Selected assessment scales were used in the study.
Material and methods. The study was conducted in the Neurosurgery and Neurotraumatology Department and Clinic, Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, within a group of 128 patients after surgical treatment of an intracranial aneurysm. The final assessment included 97 patients. Direct observation and measurement were used in the study. Functional capacity assessment was done using standardized measurement tools such as: Barthel Index (BI), Rankin Scale (RS), Functional Index “Repty” (FIR), Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS) and Functional Capacity Scale (FCS). Spearman’s correlation test was used for statistical analysis (rS). Results. The study shows that on the day of discharge almost 60% of patients are independent or slightly dependent on others for functional capability and 15% are significantly or totally dependent. FCS significantly correlates with FIR (0.93), GOS (0.89), RS (-0.88) and BI (0.82).
Conclusions. 50% of patients with intracranial aneurysm assessed at the early postoperative stage leave the ward as functionally capable of performing everyday activities. There are significant correlations between FCS and the other scales used for functional assessment.

Abstract

Introduction. Functional capacity assessment is the assessment of patient’s self-dependence for activities of daily life (including self-management skills). The aim of the study was functional capacity assessment of patients directly after intracranial aneurysm surgery. Selected assessment scales were used in the study.
Material and methods. The study was conducted in the Neurosurgery and Neurotraumatology Department and Clinic, Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, within a group of 128 patients after surgical treatment of an intracranial aneurysm. The final assessment included 97 patients. Direct observation and measurement were used in the study. Functional capacity assessment was done using standardized measurement tools such as: Barthel Index (BI), Rankin Scale (RS), Functional Index “Repty” (FIR), Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS) and Functional Capacity Scale (FCS). Spearman’s correlation test was used for statistical analysis (rS). Results. The study shows that on the day of discharge almost 60% of patients are independent or slightly dependent on others for functional capability and 15% are significantly or totally dependent. FCS significantly correlates with FIR (0.93), GOS (0.89), RS (-0.88) and BI (0.82).
Conclusions. 50% of patients with intracranial aneurysm assessed at the early postoperative stage leave the ward as functionally capable of performing everyday activities. There are significant correlations between FCS and the other scales used for functional assessment.
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Keywords

functional assessment; aneurysm; subarachnoid hemorrhage

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Title

Functional capacity assessment in subarachnoid hemorrhage

Journal

Interdisciplinary Problems of Stroke

Issue

Vol 10, No 2 (2008)

Pages

55-60

Published online

2008-11-14

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Udar Mózgu. Problemy Interdyscyplinarne 2008;10(2):55-60.

Keywords

functional assessment
aneurysm
subarachnoid hemorrhage

Authors

Robert Ślusarz
Wojciech Beuth
Barbara Książkiewicz

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