Pp-601 Comparative Between Urban And Rural Physiotherapy Care Home

Author(s): 
Joaquima Fernandez Martinez1, Jordi Jove Morine1, Antonio Ma Maya Martin2, Rosa Muixi Gebelli1, Ma Montserrat Ingles Novell2, Ignasi Pascual Moron2
1 Gestio i Prestacio de Serveis de Salut
2 Institut Catala de la Salut
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Objectives: Knowing and compare the incidence of diseases resulting attention to physiotherapy care home between a rural health area and a urban health area.
Methodology: We have studied the statistics recorded monthly in the rural health basic area and the urban one, to be able to compare whether the pathologies that we have derived from one area and another differ greatly in 2006.
Results: During the year 2006, 12 first visits and 103 home physiotherapy sessions were made in the rural area of basic health. In the urban area were a total of 3 0 initial visits and 218 treatment sessions.
The 5 most diseases treated in the rural area were: immobility syndrome: 60 sessions (58.25%); prostheses: 23 meetings (22.33%), neurological disorders of the peripheral nervous system: 12 meetings (11.65%) ; Parkinson: 6 sessions (5.82%); amputations: 2 sessions (1.94%).
The 5 most pathologies treated in urban area were: Vascular cerebral accident: 44 sessions (19.9%); osteoarthritis of the lower extremities: 35 sessions (15.83%), disease or spinal cord injury: 28 sessions (12.66%); osteoarticular injuries of the lower extremities: 25 meetings ( 11.31 % ) and prostheses: 25 (11.31 % ).
Conclusions: Most treated pathologies in the area of basic rural health and in the urban one, demonstrate the need for the ever-increasing demand for physiotherapy at home, since almost all 'of them constitute an impediment to the patient himself go to the gym to do his rehabilitation. The displacement of the physiotherapist at the patient's home should be a more common practice.
Literature: 
PP-601
COMPARATIVE BETWEEN URBAN AND RURAL PHYSIOTHERAPY CARE HOME