[Evidence-based methods in the clinical practice in updated Swedish national stroke guidelines]

Lakartidningen. 2018 Dec 17;115:FDIX.
[Article in Swedish]


Stroke rehabilitation has often been based on tradition instead of evidence-based methods in the clinical practice. The recently updated Swedish national stroke guidelines have emphasized the amount of evidence-based stroke rehabilitation that is expected to be implemented in clinical practice. The most important recommendations in regarding stroke rehabilitation are the early support discharge, a structured follow-up at the subacute stage for identifying unmet rehabilitation needs and high intensity task-specific training from early to chronic phases. Meanwhile, we have to use the resource in a most cost-effective ways, such as a newly developed Rehab-Compass, group education for patients and caregivers ("stroke school") and sufficient number of employees of different occupational groups including rehab-assistants, to provide stroke survivors more evidence-based rehabilitation. These inputs will not only improve quality of stroke care but also save the medical and community resource in the near future.

MeSH terms

  • Aftercare
  • Early Ambulation
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Patient Discharge
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Recovery of Function
  • Stroke Rehabilitation / methods*
  • Stroke* / physiopathology
  • Stroke* / therapy
  • Sweden