Stroke: Does rehabilitation affect outcome?

J. F. Lehmann, B. J. DeLateur, R. S. Fowler, C. G. Warren, R. Arnhold, G. Schertzer, R. Hurka, J. J. Whitmore, A. J. Masock, K. H. Chambers

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A sample of 114 consecutive stroke admissions to a rehabilitation center was studied statistically to determine functional gains achieved and retained after rehabilitation. In order to provide a measure of function, a functional profile was developed that evaluates seven activities, each according to a five point scale. It was found that significant gains were achieved which could not be attributed merely to spontaneous recovery. An estimate of the cost benefit ratio showed that the reduced cost resulting from returning patients to the family or to independent living more than paid for the cost of providing rehabilitation services to the whole sample.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-382
Number of pages8
JournalArchives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
Issue number9
StatePublished - Dec 1 1975
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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