IP Indian Journal of Neurosciences


Profile of patients availing neurological rehabilitation services in a Super speciality Tertiary Care Hospital


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Author Details: Nirmala Berigai Parthasarathy, Janardhana, Shari Tess Mathew

Volume : 3

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2581-916X

Print ISSN : 2581-8236

Article First Page : 134

Article End Page : 138


Abstract

Introduction: Neurological conditions are the one where rehabilitation plays a major role, because of its magnitude manifestation and long term impact it causes on the individual and his family as a whole. Neurological conditions pose a great threat to public health and their proportions are increasing.
Objective: To assess the socio demographic characteristics of patients availing services in Neurological Rehabilitation.
Materials and Methods: A retrospective file review was done over a period of 1 year from 1st Jan 2015 to 31st Dec 2016 to study patients who were admitted in Neurological Rehabilitation ward.
Results: The socio-demographic data reveals that among 204 patients who availed rehabilitation services, the most common diagnosis was Spinal cord Injury (39.2%), Guillian Barre Syndrome (26.5%), and stroke (10.78%) and other clinical conditions. Most of them belong to 30-40 Age group hailing from nuclear family, overall 66% were unemployed and had lost job, 59% of the population were from Karnataka.

Keywords: Major Neurological disorders, Socio demographic Profile, Neurological Rehabilitation