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 lays out what needs to be done to get stroke survivors closer to 100% recovery. 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

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

One-Quarter of People Leave Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation with Physical Capacity for Community Ambulation

That is an appalling statistic. And you're paid for that 75% failure rate?

One-Quarter of People Leave Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation with Physical Capacity for Community Ambulation

Abstract

Background and Purpose

Ability to walk in the community is important for independence and participation in life roles, but is difficult for many people following stroke. The purpose of this study was to determine the proportion of people with stroke with the physical capacity to be independent community ambulators at discharge from a publicly funded inpatient rehabilitation setting.

Method

Consecutive medical records were audited to collate walking outcome at discharge, and to clarify if people with stroke had potential to walk independently in the community as defined by 4 criteria: independence with stairs; ability to traverse slopes and inclines; walking speed of .8m/s or more; and walking distance 367 m or higher on 6-Minute Walk Test.

Results

While 80% of the 124 persons with stroke could walk indoors, only 27% could perform 4 essential skills needed to walk independently in the community at discharge from hospital. The proportion that met each criterion was 52% for stairs, 39% for slopes and inclines, 58% for speed, and 40% for distance. For the overall sample, mean (standard deviation) walking speed was .90 (.33) m/s, and distance for 6-Minute Walk Test was 349.6 (146.5) m.

Discussion and Conclusion

A retrospective review found that three quarters of stroke survivors lacked physical capacity for 4 skills required to walk independently in the community at the time of discharge from a public inpatient rehabilitation. Our findings recommend that people with stroke have access to outpatient physical rehabilitation to optimize walking outcome.(What good does that do? There are NO protocols for walking rehab. You are all just 'winging it'. )

Key Words

Stroke
walking environment
mobility limitation
rehabilitation
activities of daily living

Source of Funding: This project was undertaken as a Capstone project at The University of Melbourne. This project was undertaken without funding support.

Presentations of this study: Preliminary data from this study was presented as poster at Austin Health Research week (13-17 October, 2014). Data have only been published in abstract format.

Ethics details: Approved by Human Research Ethics Committee at Austin Health in August 2014 (LNR/14/ Austin/392).

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