The Effect of Morning Stretching on Depression and Motivation of Rehabilitation for Stroke Patients

뇌졸중 환자의 우울과 재활동기에 대한 아침체조의 적용 효과

  • Received : 2005.04.22
  • Accepted : 2005.09.14
  • Published : 2005.09.30


Purpose: This study was to examine the effect of morning stretching on depression and motivation of rehabilitation for stroke patients. Method: Design of this study was noneqivalent control pre-test post-test design. Subjects were total 62 patients (Experimental: 30 subjects, Control: 32 subjects) being hospitalized for stroke in a national medical center. Measures were CES-D for depression and PAREMO for motivation of rehabilitation. Data were collected from 1st March to 30th July, 2004. Data have been processed using SPSS/WIN 11.0. Results: The results of this study were as followings: 1) Experimental group was showed lower level of depression than that of control group (t=8.934, P=.000). 2) Experimental group was showed higher motivation of rehabilitation than control group (t=-12.43, P=.000). Conclusion: As a result, it was confirmed that morning stretching which was intervened in this study was one of the nursing intervention that lowers the level of depression and promotes motivation of rehabilitation for stroke patients, that helps to improve their psychological and mental problems.