Predicting discharge outcomes for stroke patients in Australia

McKenna, Kryss, Tooth, Leigh, Strong, Jenny, Ottenbacher, Kenneth, Connell, Julie and Cleary, Michael (2002) Predicting discharge outcomes for stroke patients in Australia. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 81 1: 47-56. doi:10.1097/00002060-200201000-00009

Author McKenna, Kryss
Tooth, Leigh
Strong, Jenny
Ottenbacher, Kenneth
Connell, Julie
Cleary, Michael
Title Predicting discharge outcomes for stroke patients in Australia
Journal name American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0894-9115
Publication date 2002-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/00002060-200201000-00009
Volume 81
Issue 1
Start page 47
End page 56
Total pages 10
Place of publication Philadelphia PA, U.S.A.
Publisher Lippencott, Williams & Wilkins
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subject C1
321024 Rehabilitation and Therapy - Occupational and Physical
730303 Occupational, speech and physiotherapy
Abstract Objective: This study aimed to describe discharge outcomes and explore their correlates for patients rehabilitated after stroke at an Australian hospital from 1993 to 1998. Design: Data on length of stay, discharge functional status, and discharge destination were retrospectively obtained from medical records. Patients' actual rehabilitation length of stay was compared with the Australian National Sub-Acute and Non-Acute Patient predicted length of stay. The change in length of stay over the 5-yr period from 1993 to 1998 was documented. Results: Patients' mean converted motor FIMTM scores improved from 53.1 at admission to 74.1 at discharge. Lower admission-converted motor FIM scores were related to longer length of stay, lower discharge-converted motor FIM scores, and the need for a change in living situation on discharge. Conclusion: The results of this study provide Australian data on discharge outcomes after stroke to assist in the planning and delivery of appropriate interventions to individual patients during rehabilitation.
Keyword Rehabilitation
Sport Sciences
Discharge Outcomes
Length Of Stay
Discharge Destination
Functional Status
Functional Independence Measure
Q-Index Code C1

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