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Rehabilitation Nursing for Cerebral Stroke Patients within a Suitable Recovery Empty Period


Background: We aimed to research the value of extended nursing for cerebral stroke patients within a suitable recovery empty period.

Methods: Seventy-two cerebral stroke patients were randomized to a control group or treatment group at the recovery period at Xuzhou Recovery Hospital, China in 2016. A recovery guidance exercise was applied to the control group for a set time, while a recovery guidance exercise combined with functional training were applied to the treatment group within the recovery empty period (at 6:00-7:00 a.m. and 7:00-8:00 p.m.). The recovery effect was compared after three months.

Results: Following the three-month intervention, both the control and treatment groups’ scores for the Fugl-Meyer balance evaluation and the Barthel indicator were increased. There was a statistically significant increase in the treatment group (P<0.05). Scores for the Self-Rating Depression Scale in both groups declined and the decline in the treatment group was statistically significant greater when compared to the control group (P<0.05). The total depression rate for the treatment group was significantly lower than the control group and the severe extent of depression in the treatment group was significantly less than the control group (P<0.05). Both groups’ scores for the PSQI also decreased with a significantly greater increase in the treatment group (P<0.05).

Conclusion: Extended nursing within a suitable recovery empty period can improve the patient’s prognosis concerning physical activity and mood. 


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Recovery empty period Cerebral stroke Extended rehabilitation nursing

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ZHIYAN H, NIN L, BAOYUN C, ZUNKE G, QINGHONG W, LANGE F. Rehabilitation Nursing for Cerebral Stroke Patients within a Suitable Recovery Empty Period. Iran J Public Health. 2017;46(2):180-185.