Korean brain rehabilitation registry for rehabilitation of persons with brain disorders: Annual report in 2009

Seung Nam Yang, Si Woon Park, Han Young Jung, Ueon Woo Rah, Yun Hee Kim, Min Ho Chun, Nam Jong Paik, Seung Don Yoo, Sung Bom Pyun, Min Wook Kim, Sam Gyu Lee, Byung Kyu Park, Heesuk Shin, Yong Il Shin, Heeyeon Lee, Tai Ryoon Han

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This first annual report provides a description of patients discharged from rehabilitation facilities in Korea based on secondary data analysis of Korean Brain Rehabilitation Registry V1.0 subscribed in 2009. The analysis included 1,697 records of patients with brain disorders including stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain tumor and other disorders from 24 rehabilitation facilities across Korea. The data comprised 1,380 cases of stroke, 104 cases of brain injury, 55 cases of brain tumor, and 58 cases of other brain diseases. The functional status of each patient was measured using the Korean version of the Modified Barthel Index (KMBI). The average change in the KMBI score was 15.9 for all patients in the inpatient rehabilitation facility. The average length of stay for inpatient rehabilitation was 36.9 days. The transfer rates to other hospitals were high, being 62.4% when all patients were considered. Patients with brain disorders of Korea in 2009 and measurable functional improvement was observed in patients. However, relatively high percentages of patients were not discharged to the community after inpatient rehabilitation. Based on the results of this study, consecutive reports of the status of rehabilitation need to be conducted in order to provide useful information to many practitioners.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691-696
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Korean medical science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun


  • Brain
  • Korea
  • Registries
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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