Stroke rehabilitation: australian patient profile and functional outcome

Shah S., Vanclay F. and Cooper B. (1991) Stroke rehabilitation: australian patient profile and functional outcome. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 44 1: 21-28. doi:10.1016/0895-4356(91)90197-H


Author Shah S.
Vanclay F.
Cooper B.
Title Stroke rehabilitation: australian patient profile and functional outcome
Journal name Journal of Clinical Epidemiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0895-4356
Publication date 1991-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0895-4356(91)90197-H
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 44
Issue 1
Start page 21
End page 28
Total pages 8
Subject 2700 Medicine
2713 Epidemiology
2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Abstract A prospective, multi-institutional, population based study identified 1274 non-surgical stroke admissions to all hospitals in a major Australian city during 1984. The demographic and diagnostic profile and the nature of functional recovery of all 258 first stroke survivors who were referred for inpatient rehabilitation are presented. The median duration of rehabilitation stay was 49 days. The mean functional independence score, as measured on a modified Barthel Index at admission was 44, compared with 78 on discharge, a mean improvement of 34. Stair climbing had the lowest mean value on admission (12), while bowel control had the lowest residual deficit on discharge (95). The stroke study group was representative of the unimpaired aged population in all respects except ethnicity, where differences are attributed to age. The variables identified as significant are; side and severity of paralysis, age and sex, marital status and ethnicity. Stroke rehabilitation outcome was not influenced by etiology, site of lesion, arterial distribution, occupation or education.
Keyword ADL
Australia
Cerebrovascular accident
Functional recovery
Outcome measure
Stroke rehabilitation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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