Prediction for return to driving after the first-ever stroke in Korea: The KOSCO study

To identify contributing factors that can be used to predict which patients with first-ever stroke will return to driving during 1 year after stroke. Multicentre cohort study. A total of 620 first-ever stroke patients who drove before stroke. The Stroke Cohort for Functioning and Rehabilitation is a large, multicentre, prospective cohort study of all patients with acute first-ever stroke admitted to participating hospitals in 9 areas of Korea. This study analysed the data from 1,354 patients who completed a face-to-face survey about return to driving at 1 year after stroke. A multiple binary logistic regression analysis model was used to analyse factors that potentially influenced return to driving during 12 months after stroke. Of 620 subjects, 410 (66.1%) returned to driving after stroke. They resumed driving at a mean of 2.15 months after stroke (standard deviation 2.32 years). Regression models showed that sex, age, modified Rankin scale (mRS), education about return to driving, and Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA) were significantly related to return to driving. Stroke type, ambulatory function, and language function at 7 days were not correlated with return to driving. Male patients, education about return to driving, lower mRS, and higher FMA at 7 days after stroke are predictors of return to driving. This model could be used by clinicians to help counsel patients and their families.

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    • © 2018 Sungju Jee et al.
  • Authors:
    • Jee, Sungju
    • Sohn, Min Kyun
    • Lee, Jongmin
    • Kim, Deog Young
    • Lee, Sam-Gyu
    • Shin, Yong-Il
    • Oh, Gyung-Jae
    • Lee, Yang-Soo
    • Joo, Min Cheol
    • Han, Eun Young
    • Kim, Yun-Hee
  • Publication Date: 2018


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  • Accession Number: 01685528
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 2018 10:11AM