Purpose : This study is designed to shed light on the relationships between perceived rehabilitation-motivation
and quality of life in patients after a cerebrovascular accident.
Method : The data were collected from 5 rehabilitation medical centers in the Seoul and Gyonggi-do districts
from Dec. 2008 to Jan. 2009. The data were analyzed using an SPSS 10.0 program for descriptive statistics,
Pearson correlation coefficients, and multiple regression analysis.
Result : The results are as follows: For mean rehabilitation-motivation, the total score was 10.81, while for
mean quality of life, the total scores was 14.94. The positive rehabilitation-motivation was influenced by the
onset of patient status (F=2.701, p=.015), education level (F=6.532, p=.000), economic status (F=4.668, p=.001),
while the negative rehabilitation-motivation was influenced by medical insurance forms (F=3.490, p=.009),
economic status (F=4.155, p=.003), and education level (F=7.209, p=.000). Also, expectations regarding the
medical institution & the social support were influenced by sex (F=2.281, p=.024), age (F=3.827, p=.001),
medical insurance forms (F=4.485, p=.002), education level (F=11.332, p=.000), and economic status (F=4.776,
p=.001). The quality of life in patients after a cerebrovascular accident was influenced by medical insurance
forms, education level, and economic status (p< .05). As a result, the more quality of life in social health increases,
the more rehabilitation-motivation is influenced (beta .680). Second, is the general quality of life
(beta .285), while third is physical health(beta -.250).
Conclusion : This study shows that there is an affinity between perceived rehabilitation-motivation and
quality of life in patients after a cerebrovascular accident, particularly relationships between quality of social
health and rehabilitation-motivation. Therefore, we should come up with programs to provide patients after
a cerebrovascular accident so that they can increase their quality of life in social health.