Original Article

Activities of daily living and quality of life assessment during home-based rehabilitation \ A multi-institutional study

Kazunori Kojima, RPT, Taku Nakayama, OTR, Asami Watanabe, RPT, Shiro Yoshimura, RPT, Tomonori Yamaya, OTR, Konomi Sato, OTR, Ari Doi, OTR, Takako Ogino, RPT, Noriko Moriyasu, RPT, Susumu Watanabe, RPT, DMSc
Jpn J Compr Rehabil Sci 8: 30-36, 2017

Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between activities of daily living (ADL) performance and quality of life (QOL) in participants in a home-based rehabilitation program, and to assess the associated changes during the program.
Methods: The subjects were participants newly enrolled in home-based rehabilitation in six facilities. The Functional Independence Measure motor subscore was used to evaluate the current ADL performance. We used PGC-MS to evaluate the emotional aspect of QOL, and ADL satisfaction for the cognitive aspect.
Results: Participants were divided into two groups: <1 year from onset and >1 year from onset; ADL satisfaction had significantly improved in the latter group (p = 0.008). A strong correlation between ADL performance and ADL satisfaction was found. On the other hand, the correlation between ADL satisfaction and PGC-MS was weaker.
Conclusions: The ecognitive aspectf of QOL improved due to the rehabilitation stafffs approach in explaining the participantsf ADL abilities and motivating them to accept their limitations. It is considered that the eemotional aspectf of QOL is difficult to change with only three months of home-based rehabilitation.

Key words: home-based rehabilitation, QOL, ADL

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