Factors affecting independence in excretory activity of home-based disabled elderly Toyoko Kurihara 1 , Ken-ichi Nakamura 2 , Naoakira Niino 3 , Osamu Nitta 4 , Mitsuo Morikura 5 1Department of Occupational Therapy, Tokyo Metropolitan College of Health Sciences 2Department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Showa University School of Medicine 3Department of Epidemiology, National Institute for Longevity Sciences 4Department of Physical Therapy, Tokyo Metropolitan College of Health Sciences 5Chiyoda-ku Kojimachi Public Health Center, Health Service Section Keyword: 排泄動作 , 福祉機器 , 高齢障害者 , excretory-activity , technical aids , disabled elderly pp.203-211
Published Date 1998/6/15
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 The purpose of this study is to clarify the effective factors in improving excretory activity of homebased persons with cerebro-vascular disease or rheumatism who use excretive devices. Clarification was achieved by analyzing the relationship between stages of the excretory activity and such factors as basic information of the patients and their assistants (e.g. age and sex), their functional status before using devices, and their living environment (e.g. bed and toilet seat).

 The results revealed that patients who used toilet seats, especially seats equipped with an automatic washer, but did not consult therapists about using such devices, made significant progress in excretory activity.

 Independence in grooming activities like washing one's face, and transfer without the use of a wheelchair were also found to have improved.

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