Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Activities of daily living independence level for home discharge in stroke patients based on number of caregivers: an analysis of the Japan Rehabilitation Database

You'll have to ask what your FIM scores are.
Atsushi S ATO 1 , Takaaki FUJITA 2 and Yuichi Y AMAMOTO 3 1) Department of Physical Therapy, Yachiyo Rehabilitation College 2) Tohoku Fukushi University 3) Northern Fukushima Medical Center
Purpose: This study aimed to calculate cut-off values of activities of daily living independence level for stroke patient home discharge based on the number of family caregivers.
Method: The subjects comprised 1442 stroke patients (26 hospitals) who were registered of the Japanese Rehabilitation Database. Receiver operating characteristic curves were used to elucidate the BI and FIM Ⓡ instrument scores necessary for home discharge.

Analysis was performed for each subject according to the number of family caregivers, i.e., no caregiver, one person, two persons or more, and overall.
Result: The BI cut-off points that discriminated between home discharge and other were 65/60 points overall, 75/70 points in patients with no caregiver, 65/60 points in patients with one caregiver, and 60/55 points in patients with two or more caregivers. The FIM Ⓡ instrument cut-off points were 90/89 points overall, 101/100 points in patients with no caregiver, 87/86 points in patients with one caregiver, and 87/86 points in patients with two or more caregivers.
Conclusion: Our results indicated that home discharge for patients with many caregivers was possible even with low ADL independence levels, and that there was a large difference in cut-off values depending on the presence or absence of one caregiver.

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