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Effects of Client-Centered Leisure Activities on the Physical Function, Self-Efficacy and Life Satisfaction of Stroke Patients

  • Korean Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Abbr : Korean J of Occup Ther
  • 2019, 27(3), pp.15-31
  • DOI : 10.14519/kjot.2019.27.3.02
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Occupational Therapy
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Working Therapeutics
  • Received : January 28, 2019
  • Accepted : March 19, 2019
  • Published : September 30, 2019

Heo, Mi-Room 1 Son, Bo-Young 2 Bang Yoo-soon 3

1광주광역치매센터
2빛고을 전남대학교병원
3광주대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of client-centered leisure activities on thephysical function, self-efficacy, and life satisfaction of stroke patients. Methods: In this study, 30 stroke patients were randomly divided into 15 patients in the experimental group and 15in the control group. The research design was applied to the pretest-post-test control group design. Theintervention was conducted three times a week for 60 min during 9 weeks for a total of 24 sessions. For acomparison of before and after the intervention, the Berg Balance Scale(BBS) and Manual Function Test(MFT)were used for the physical functions, the Self-Efficacy Scale was used for self efficacy, and Life SatisfactionIndex-Z(LSI-Z) was used for life satisfaction. Results: Client-centered leisure activities improved the balance, self-efficacy, and life satisfaction of theexperimental group, and showed significant differences from the control group. Conclusion: The client-centered leisure activities program proposed in this study improved the quality of life ofstroke patients by providing them with opportunities to accept their complicated functional impediments andreestablish their physical functions, roles in society, and values. Hence, the program is recommended as anintervention strategy toward rehabilitation therapy for stroke patients.

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