A pilot study of the trajectory of functional outcomes in stroke survivors: Implications for home healthcare

Niloufar Niakosari Hadidi, Ruth Lindquist, Kathleen Buckwalter, Kay Savik

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Abstract

This longitudinal, prospective pilot study (N = 23) explored patterns of functional recovery using the functional independence measure (FIM) at 2 weeks, 1 month, and 3 months poststroke. Results showed that the subcategory of self-care had the most observable improvement, whereas communication had the least improvement. Study results have implications for clinicians, as they are instrumental in assessment, and in determination of treatments and level of care required to promote optimal rehabilitation and recovery of function across all dimensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-560
Number of pages8
JournalHome healthcare nurse
Volume31
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

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