Purpose: We studied stroke patients living in a community. We explored the impact of community participation onthe quality of life in such patients receiving community-based work treatment and determined the power of theexplanation based on a correlation and causality.
Method: The study included 117 stroke patients. For testing, Korean-Community Participation Indicators (K-CPI)and Stroke Specific Quality of Life (SS-QOL) were used. In addition, a Pearson’s correlation and hierarchicalmultiple regression analysis were applied.
Result: A high disability and participation vote significantly affected the level of community participation. Controlover participation, social connection and membership, the importance of participation, and social withdrawalsignificantly influenced the individual's quality of life.
Conclusion: The study showed that four factors improved the quality of life after a stroke, and various occupationaltherapy interventions can affect the quality of life after a stroke.