Purpose: To clarify the factors influencing social activities of stroke patients at 6 months after discharge from hospital. Subjects: Forty-five stroke patients. Methods: A questionnaire survey was coducted at 3 and 6 months after discharge. Using categorical regression analysis with social participation at 6 months after discharge as the criterion variable, and age, gender, activities of daily living (ADL), intentions of performing social activities, activity plans, and coping strategies at 3 months after discharge as the explanatory variables, the factors associated with social activities at 6 months after discharge were investigated. Results: Activity plans and coping strategies were the factors influencing social activities at 6 months after discharge. Conclusion: The results suggest that, to support the objective of greater social participation, encouraging the construction of detailed plans is effective.
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