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Effect of Sitting Position and Satisfaction on Wheelchair Sitting Education in Hemiparesis Patients

  • Korean Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Abbr : Korean J of Occup Ther
  • 2013, 21(3), pp.103-114
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Occupational Therapy
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Working Therapeutics

Kim Hwan Hee 1 Moonyoung Chang 2

1인제대학교 일반대학원 재활과학과
2인제대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objective : The aim of the present study is to investigate the effects of sitting position and the satisfaction of wheelchair sitting education in hemiparesis patients. Methods : The design of this research includes pre-test and post-test studies. A total of 38 hemiplegia patients participated in the study. As an intervention, the wheelchair sitting education was conducted one time for 30 to 40 minutes, involves postural education and counseling, controls the foot plate, and offers a seat cushion and insertion. The sitting position and satisfaction were evaluated using Tekscan mat, the anthropometric dimension, and QUEST 2.0. Results : As a result of this study, the patients demonstrated a significant reduction in asymmetry of buttockpressure (p<.05). An error in anthropometric dimension showed a significant reduction based on the seat width and depth, foot plate, backrest, and armrest height (p<.05). The wheelchair device and service area showed a significant improvement in all items (p<.05). Conclusion : The wheelchair sitting education showed a beneficial effect on the buttock-pressure,anthropometric dimension, and satisfaction. Therefore, occupational therapists need to provide wheelchair sitting education.

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