Factors Affecting Return of Stroke Patients to Their JobAuthor(s): Enas Elsayed*, Gehad Mohammed, Khaled Takey Ahmed, Amira H Mohammed, Nesma A Helmy and Ahmed S Ali
Background: There are evidences that the rate of return to work (RTW) after stroke varies greatly depending on several factors. Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the factors affecting the return of stroke patients to their previous work.
Materials and methods: One hundred stroke patients were recruited from outpatient clinics of Faculty of Physical Therapy and from El-Kasr EL- Ainy hospital, Cairo University. A retrospective question model was conducted in which an interview was carried out with all patients. The model included demographic data and stroke-related medical information.
Results: The findings revealed that the rate of RTW was 37% of the total sample. Also, there was significant relation between RTW and level of independency in daily living activities (p<0.05). On the other hand, there was no significant relation between RTW and demographic or other medical information related to stroke (p>0.05).
Conclusion: Return to job after stroke was found to be affected by the level of independency in daily living activities.