Occupational Therapy Goal Achievement For Persons With Postacute Cerebrovascular Accident In An On-campus Student Clinic

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American Journal Of Occupational Therapy


Occupational Therapy


Objectives. A retrospective study was conducted to determine to what extent persons with postacute cerebrovascular accident (CVA) made progress toward rehabilitation goals during occupational therapy treatment and Il,whether age and time since CVA onset affected the rate of goal achievement. Method. Data were collected from the admission and discharge records of persons with CTA who had received occupational therapy at a university clinic, who were at least 8 months post CVA, and who had not recieved therapy in the community for at least 6 months. The treatment was provided by, occupational therapy students under supervision and had a mean length of 12 1-hr sessions over one semester. A sample size of 85 was obtained from 13 years of clinic records. Results. All patients in the sample except one made progress toward at least one of their selected rehabilitation goals. The group mean score for goal progress indicated that as a whole, the patients made significant gains. In addition, independent t tests showed no significant differences in mean scorer between younger and older patients, between longer and shorter times since onset, between men and women, or between right and left CVA. There was no sig significant linear association between mean score and the number of treatment recieved. Conclusion. Patients with CVA showed progress toward rehabilitation goals during postacute treatment patient with recent CVA erupt or of younger age did nor achieve goals nt a significantly, higher rate than those with less recent onset or of greater age.