THE PROBLEMS THAT AFFECTED ECONOMIC OF ELDERLY PATIENTS UNDERGOING STROKE RECOVERY AT HOME

viliporn runkawatt

Abstract


Outcomes were information about stroke provided fatigue, pain, dependence in activities of daily living and economic problem. The qualitative study was conducted to explain economic needs of elderly patients undergoing stroke recovery at home. The sample group consisted of 10 elderly patients who were obtained by purposive sampling. Data were collected by using interview. Obtained qualitative data were analyzed by using content analysis. Results of the study revealed that the informants could not go to the bank or Automatic Teller Machine (A.T.M.) for withdrawal. They did not keep money at home because it was not safe and they had not anyone to be trusted for financial management. All of the informants (100%) used to be financially taken advantage in various forms e.g. money was stolen from their bank account, money was stolen in their house, they were charged too expensive price of food and other things physically assaulted by extortion , etc. All of the informants were government official retires having an income for 13,500 – 28,000 baht per month. Most of them stayed with their caregiver at home (60%), the rest were at home alone (20%) and stayed with family member (20%). The following were their economic needs: 1) financial management system operated by a public agency particularly on Ministry of Public Health or a public university; 2) inexpensive service charge with recognized standards and complaints can be made in the case of any improper matter; 3) financial security system provided by a bank or concern agencies; 4) house security system such as close circuit camera and online systems; effective elderly care taking training center.


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