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Title: Outpatient rehabilitation for an older couple in a repopulated village 10 years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster: An embedded case study
Authors: Saito, Yuta
Sato, Sora
Nishikawa, Yoshitaka
Oguro, Fumiya
Moriyama, Nobuaki
Sato, Keiichiro
Kobashi, Yurie
Sawano, Toyoaki
Ozaki, Akihiko
Nakayama, Takeo
Tsubokura, Masaharu
Yasumura, Seiji
Sakai, Shohei
Affiliation: 公衆衛生学講座
Source title: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
Volume: 70
Issue: 1
Start page: 49
End page: 54
Issue Date: 2024
Abstract: BackgroundLittle information is available on the role of community-based rehabilitation after a nuclear disaster. Here, we report the case of an older couple living in an area repopulated after the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011 who received outpatient rehabilitation.Case presentationAn 84-year-old woman underwent total hip arthroplasty (THA) after she fell and sustained a trochanteric fracture while caring for her husband with Alzheimer's disease. The 85-year-old husband experienced worsening behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) following his wife's hospitalization. The couple received rehabilitation at an outpatient facility in a nearby village using a shuttle service. The woman's postoperative anxiety was relieved and her physical function improved. Moreover, the husband's BPSD symptoms decreased.ConclusionA wife and husband showed improvement in physical function after THA and alleviation of BPSD, respectively, following rehabilitation. In post-disaster, resource-scarce areas, older adults may benefit from utilizing the outpatient rehabilitation services available in the surrounding area.
Publisher: The Fukushima Society of Medical Science
Publisher (Alternative foam): 福島医学会
language: eng
URI: http://ir.fmu.ac.jp/dspace/handle/123456789/2212
Full text URL: http://ir.fmu.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/123456789/2212/1/FksmJMedSci_70_p49.pdf
ISSN: 0016-2590
DOI: 10.5387/fms.2023-01
PubMed ID: 37952979
Related Page: https://doi.org/10.5387/fms.2023-01
Rights: © 2024 The Fukushima Society of Medical Science. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons [Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International] license.
Rights: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
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