Efficiency, effectiveness, and duration of stroke rehabilitation

Shah S., Vanclay F. and Cooper B. (1990) Efficiency, effectiveness, and duration of stroke rehabilitation. Stroke, 21 2: 241-246.

Author Shah S.
Vanclay F.
Cooper B.
Title Efficiency, effectiveness, and duration of stroke rehabilitation
Journal name Stroke   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1524-4628
Publication date 1990-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 21
Issue 2
Start page 241
End page 246
Total pages 6
Subject 2705 Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
2728 Clinical Neurology
2902 Advanced and Specialised Nursing
2800 Neuroscience
Abstract This prospective multicenter study identifies the variables significant in the prediction of rehabilitation efficiency, achievement of rehabilitation potential and duration of rehabilitation stay in 258 persons with a first stroke admitted to comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation in Brisbane, Australia, during 1984. All three dependent variables were poorly predicted, with only 17% of the variance in rehabilitation efficiency, only 30% of the variance in achievement of rehabilitation potential, and only 22% of the variance in duration of rehabilitation stay explained. Unlike other reports, we considered most of the major medical (side of paralysis, stroke etiology, site of the lesion, arterial distribution affected, etc.), rehabilitative (initial Barthel Index score, interval from stroke onset to acute-care hospital admission, interval from hospital admission to rehabilitation commencement, neurologic measures, etc.), and demographic (age, years of education, occupation, ethnicity, etc.) variables. The high proportion of unexplained variance is likely to be due to non medical factors influencing the selection of patients for rehabilitation.
Keyword Australia
Cerebrovascular disorders
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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