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Factors influencing outcomes in patients with stroke

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Kaunas University of Medicine
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Department of Neurology
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Department of Rehabilitation, Kaunas University of Medicine, Lithuania
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Medicina 2007, 43(4), 269; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina43040033
Received: 2 January 2007 / Accepted: 3 April 2007 / Published: 8 April 2007
Outcomes of stroke result in long-term disability in most of the patients. It has been confirmed by scientific studies that rehabilitation can improve functional status and quality of life of poststroke patients. The effectiveness of rehabilitation and the outcomes often differ among patients. For effective utilization of the rehabilitation resources, it is important to prognosticate the possible outcomes of the disorder. Recently, studies are performed with the aim to determine and evaluate factors possibly influencing functional recovery in poststroke patients and helping to distinguish patients with good outcome from those with poor outcome. Age, gender, initial severity of the stroke, functional status at admission to hospital, urinary incontinence, impairment in cognitive function, unilateral neglect syndrome are most often analyzed in scientific studies as factors determining the outcomes of the disorder.
Keywords: stroke; rehabilitation; factors stroke; rehabilitation; factors
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Milinavičienė, E.; Rastenytė, D.; Kriščiūnas, A. Factors influencing outcomes in patients with stroke. Medicina 2007, 43, 269.

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