Stroke rehabilitation. 4. Stroke outcome and psychosocial consequences

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1999 May;80(5 Suppl 1):S21-6. doi: 10.1016/s0003-9993(99)90098-9.


This self-directed learning module highlights recent research in assessment of stroke outcomes and management of the psychosocial consequences of stroke. It is a part of the chapter on stroke rehabilitation in the Self-Directed Physiatric Education Program for practitioners and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation. This article discusses predictive factors for mortality and functional recovery; proposed case mix adjustment and prospective payment systems for stroke rehabilitation; continuum of care and utilization of acute, nursing home, outpatient and home health rehabilitation programs; reintegration and socialization after stroke; vocational rehabilitation of stroke patients; and management of the psychosocial effects of stroke on patients and families.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Caregivers / psychology
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / economics
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / psychology*
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / rehabilitation*
  • Continuity of Patient Care*
  • Diagnosis-Related Groups
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Family / psychology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Patient Discharge
  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine / education
  • Prospective Payment System
  • Social Adjustment
  • Treatment Outcome