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Environmental barriers and facilitators encountered by elderly stroke patients with somatosensory injuries
Hee Young Kim1, Tae Yun Kim2
1Professor, department of Occupational Therapy, Honam University, Gwangju, Gwangsangu, Republic of Korea.
2Professor, department of Physical Therapy, Wonkwang Health Science University, Iksan-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea.

Article ID: 100006D05HK2016
doi:10.5348/D05-2016-6-OA-2

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Gwangsan-Gu, Gwangju
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Kim HY, Kim TY. Environmental barriers and facilitators encountered by elderly stroke patients with somatosensory injuries. Edorium J Disabil Rehabil 2016;2:9–14.


Abstract
Aims: This study was designed to identify facilitators and barriers among stroke geriatrics with somatosensory injury by International classification of functioning, disability and health (ICD) categories.
Methods: 78 stroke geriatrics were interviewed based on ICF categories of environmental factors of the extended version of ICF core set for stroke between June to October 2015.
Results: Half or more of participants with somatosensory injury were documented with two ICF categories as a facilitator and one category as barriers. But participants without somatosensory injury were documented with six ICF categories as a facilitator and no category as barriers. It was significantly more common for stroke geriatrics with somatosensory injury to indicate immediate family (e310), friend (e320), acquaintances, peers, colleagues, neighbors and community members (e325) in ICF chapters of supports and relationship, transportation services, systems and policies (e540), health services, systems and policies(e580) in ICF chapters of services, systems and policies as barriers than normal somatosensory stroke geriatrics.
Conclusion: Geriatric stroke patients with somatosensory injury perceived more several barriers relate to supports and relationship, services, systems and policies than patients without somatosensory injury.

Keywords: Barrier, Facilitator, International classification of disability and health (ICF), Somatosensory injury


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Author Contributions:
Hee Young Kim – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Tae Yun Kim – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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