Post stroke recovery of balanced sitting and ambulation ability

Nitz, Jennifer and Gage, Anne (1995) Post stroke recovery of balanced sitting and ambulation ability. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 41 4: 263-267. doi:10.1016/S0004-9514(14)60435-9

Author Nitz, Jennifer
Gage, Anne
Title Post stroke recovery of balanced sitting and ambulation ability
Journal name Australian Journal of Physiotherapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-9514
Publication date 1995
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0004-9514(14)60435-9
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 41
Issue 4
Start page 263
End page 267
Total pages 5
Place of publication St Kilda, VIC Australia
Publisher Australian Physiotherapy Association
Language eng
Abstract The primary aim of this retrospective audit was to determine whether sitting balance ability at initial physiotherapy assessment post stroke could predict ambulation ability at discharge. Also considered were the side affected by the stroke, sensory loss, dysphasia, whether they affected outcome and whether ambulation ability determined social destination at discharge. Forty stroke patients were treated during the 12-month study period. All patients received early physiotherapy treatment in the acute then rehabilitation wards. The average length of hospital stay was 47.7 ± 28.2 [SD] days. All patients achieved independent sitting balance at discharge, with a significant improvement (p < 0.001) from initial assessment. Twenty-seven achieved independent ambulation by discharge. This was shown to have a significant (p < 0.001) relationship to early independent sitting balance but was not significantly related to side of stroke or sensory loss.
Keyword Cerebrovascular disorders
Outcome and process assessment (health care)
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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