This study documented the status of 432 patients and characteristics of functional improvements and outcomes achieved by 163 patients who participated in comprehensive stroke rehabilitation. Scores on the 100-point Activities of Daily Living Index improved from hospital admission to discharge and declined slightly at follow-up. An average Activities of Daily Living Index point gain of 0.6 per day was found that was unrelated to age, sex, side of hemiparesis, or admission functional status. Seventy-nine percent of the patients were discharged home; 85% were home at follow-up. Eleven percent of the patients were working at follow-up. Patients traveled outside their homes an average of 24.6 days during the three months immediately following discharge. A significant number of patients achieved favorable functional housing, employment, and social outcomes. This study supported referral for rehabilitation services regardless of age, side of hemiparesis, or degree of impairment.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Archives of Neurology|
|State||Published - Nov 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Clinical Neurology