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Barriers Associated with Community Access by Stroke Patients in Indian Population
A study was done to perform a survey on unilateral stroke survivors to determine their perceived barriers to exercise participation and community access. 91 subjects with unilateral stroke of mean age 52.87 were selected through convenient sampling from different government and non government hospitals in New Delhi. Outcome measures used for assessments were 1) Barriers to physical activity and disability survey, 2) Folstein Mini Mental Status Examination. Major barriers reported by our participants were lack of transportation followed by lack of accessible facility and least reported barriers were lack of interest and too old to exercise. Data was analyzed and P-value interpreted was 0.05 which indicates that our study was significant.
Barriers, Community Access, Unilateral Stroke, Assistive Devices
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