Use the labels in the right column to find what you want. Or you can go thru them one by one, there are only 15849 posts. Searching is done in the search box in upper left corner. I blog on anything to do with stroke.DO NOT DO ANYTHING SUGGESTED HERE AS I AM NOT MEDICALLY TRAINED, YOUR DOCTOR IS, LISTEN TO THEM. BUT I BET THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET YOU 100% RECOVERED. I DON'T EITHER, BUT HAVE PLENTY OF QUESTIONS FOR YOUR DOCTOR TO ANSWER.
Deans' stroke musings
Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all thetrillions and trillions of neuronsthateach daybecause there areeffective 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:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Physical Barriers to Mobility of Stroke Patients in Rehabilitation Clinics
Regaining independent mobility and general independence is the main goal
of physical rehabilitation in stroke patients. The patients requiring
rehabilitation stay as inpatients in rehabilitation clinics for a period
of several weeks to several months. During this time, mobile patients
are required to go to therapies and other scheduled appointments on
their own. The aim of this study is to provide evidence that specific
architectural design features of rehabilitation clinics hinder the
independent mobility of stroke patients and to identify the main issues
caused by the building design. Patients (n = 50) and staff members (n = 46)
from five large German rehabilitation clinics participated in the
study. Three methods were used to collect the data: patient
questionnaire, staff questionnaire and patient shadowing (observation).
Both staff and patients identified the major issues that stroke patients
encounter in the built environment of rehabilitation clinics:
wayfinding problems, insufficient dimensions of spaces (corridors),
physical obstacles, uneven floor surfaces and large distances between
patient rooms and therapy rooms. Shadowing data showed that the patients
in the earlier stages of rehabilitation, mainly using a wheelchair,
encounter the most barriers related to the built environment. Design
recommendations for more mobility supportive rehabilitation clinics are
made based on the study findings.
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