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Title: Is there a relationship between mobility status and perceived health in people with chronic stroke? - A pilot study
Authors: Au Yeung, SSY 
Hui, JHY
Lee, LWY
Leung, JSM
Wan, DSC
Wong, BCS
Keywords: Mobility
Perceived health
Physical function
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Hong Kong physiotherapy journal, 2003, v. 21, p. 51-57 How to cite?
Journal: Hong Kong physiotherapy journal 
Abstract: This study investigated the relationship between perceived health and mobility status in people with chronic stroke. Thirteen community-dwelling people (age, 38-68 years) with a history of stroke (> 6 months) who could ambulate independently, with or without aids, were recruited as a convenience sample. Their mobility status was measured using the Timed Up-and-Go (TUG) test and the Berg Balance Scale (BBS). Perceived health status was measured using the Chinese (Hong Kong) version of the Short Form-36 (SF-36). Analysis using Pearson product-moment correlation showed that neither the physical nor mental component summary scales of SF-36 correlated with the TUG or BBS. Of the eight SF-36 subscales, correlation was only found between the physical function (PF) subscale and TUG (r = -0.56, p = 0.05). The overall self-perception of health among people with chronic stroke, therefore, was not proven to relate to their mobility status in this pilot study. While the subjects' mobility capacity might have implications on their perceived ability to under-go the PF activities, it might not be an attribute in the context of the other SF-36 subscales. In order to delineate significant attributes to the perceived health status of people with chronic stroke, the implications of cognitive and psychosocial factors should be studied.
ISSN: 1013-7025
EISSN: 1876-441X
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