Chinese Stroke Association guidelines for clinical management of cerebrovascular disorders: executive summary and 2019 update of clinical management of stroke rehabilitation

Stroke Vasc Neurol. 2020 Sep;5(3):250-259. doi: 10.1136/svn-2019-000321. Epub 2020 Jun 28.


Stroke is the third leading cause of long-term disability. Effective stroke rehabilitation should be provided to patients with a moderate or severe stroke so as to achieve functional recovery. Also, stroke rehabilitation is moving towards more intense therapy models that incorporate technologies such as robotics and computer games. Evidence-based guidelines are useful for promoting the best possible clinical practices. This guideline summarises the modes of stroke rehabilitation in China-three-stage rehabilitation network, rehabilitation of stroke dysfunction, training for activities of daily living, stroke complications and rehabilitation care. The aim of this guideline was to provide a synopsis of best clinical practices in the stroke rehabilitation of adult patients in China.

Keywords: brain; complication; stroke.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • China / epidemiology
  • Consensus
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / standards*
  • Humans
  • Neurology / standards*
  • Recovery of Function
  • Stroke / diagnosis
  • Stroke / epidemiology
  • Stroke / therapy*
  • Stroke Rehabilitation / standards*
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome