Niveaux d'activité et de participation des patients post-AVC à Kinshasa

Authors: Mwaka, Claudel Rutare
Advisor: Batcho, Sèbiyo CharlesPerreault, Kadija
Abstract: Stroke is the major cause of adult dependence in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs), including the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It leads to enormous expenditure for rehabilitation care, while stroke survivors in this country often experience financial difficulties for supporting rehabilitation care. This situation may contribute to limiting access to mild-and long-term rehabilitation care, with repercussions on functional recovery in terms of activities of daily life (ADLs), walking ability at home or in the community, and participation. Many studies carried out in various contexts have provided portraits on the levels of ADLs and/or walking ability after stroke. Other studies have focused on poststroke participation. Given that, to our knowledge, there is no available study in DRC and Kinshasa particularly, neither on activity and participation nor on walking ability after stroke, our study aimed ) to (1) describe the levels of activity and participation of post-stroke patients living in Kinshasa and (2) compare these levels across subgroup-based walking speed. The results showed that these patients, despite insufficient or non-existent monthly income, and the lack of health insurance for many of them, generally had a good level of activity. However, taken individually, most of these patients still had limitations in performing community activities. They therefore require the support of their respective families and special attention on the part of caregivers to progress, as far as possible, in terms of activity and participation.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2019
Open Access Date: 15 November 2019
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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