Survey of the rehabilitation outcome of strokes

Med J Aust. 1980 Jun 28;1(13):649-51. doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.1980.tb135209.x.


A prospective survey of 174 stroke patients treated in a "fast-stream" rehabilitation unit, is presented. The medical environment in which rehabilitation was carried out is outlined, and the improvement in motor status, functional status, and in communication is tabulated. Factors which influenced disposition (72.2% of patients eventually went home) are presented.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living*
  • Aged
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / rehabilitation*
  • Communication
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Length of Stay
  • Male
  • Movement
  • Prospective Studies
  • Sensation