Therapy impact on functional outcome in a controlled trial of stroke rehabilitation

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Phase N/A Results

Results

At discharge, 62% of the patients in the stroke unit needed no assistance to carry out 7 activates of daily living compared to 45% of the patients in the medical units (p < 0.05). Similarly, when each activity was analyzed separately, a higher proportion of patients in the stroke unit were found to have achieved independence compared to those in the medical units. There was no significant difference in neurologic function between the two groups. Overall, patients in the stroke unit received less physical and occupational therapy over a shorter period of time, but they began the therapy much sooner than those in the medical units.