A study about the transfer between automobile and wheel chair in hemiplegics patients : Comparison of left and right hemiplegic patients Waka Matsumoto 1 , Yuji Higashi 1 , Nobuhiko Yamagishi 2 , Toshiro Fujimoto 1 , Toshiyo Tamura 3 1Department of Occupational Therapy, Fujimoto Hayasuzu Hospital 2TOYOTA BODY Research & Development CO.LTD. 3National Institute for Longevity Sciences Keyword: 脳血管障害 , 自動車 , 移乗 , CVA , Passenger car , Transfer pp.124-132
Published Date 2005/4/15
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 We performed an analysis of operation and the measurement of transfer time between a private car and a wheelchair in the case of hemiplegic patients, and asked caregivers to fill out a questionnaire having to do with the burden of transfer-care. Results showed that transfer time in the right hemiplegic patients is much longer than that in the left one (p<0.05). With regard to individual action, the putting of legs into a passenger car is the most time consuming function for right and left hemiplegic patients. The burden of care is also the highest. These results indicated that right hemiplegic patients took time to transfer in Japanese traffic conditions (left-hand-side drive). Although we are unable to measure, quantitatively, the burden of the physical care via this questionnaire, we were able to ascertain that the majority of the caregivers were nonetheless able to administer care under all operations. These results indicated that the hemiplegic patients could not understand effective transfer operation, and the caregivers could not point out the particular points of care in the transfer to the passenger car. Furthermore, the authorized training and care plan of transfer between the passenger car and wheelchair really requires occupational therapists to permit early stay-out, early out-of-hospital, for hemiplegic patients and their families.

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