Journal article

Hospital Differences in Motor Activity Early after Stroke: A Comparison of 11 Norwegian Stroke Units

Anne Hokstad, Bent Indredavik, Julie Bernhardt, Hege Ihle-Hansen, Oyvind Salvesen, Yngve Muller Seljeseth, Stephan Schuler, Torgeir Engstad, Torunn Askim

JOURNAL OF STROKE & CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES | ELSEVIER | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Activity levels in patients early after stroke vary across the world. The primary aim of this study was to assess the variation in motor activity in patients admitted to multiple Norwegian stroke units and to identify factors which explained the variation between hospitals. METHODS: Eligible patients were those less than 14 days after stroke, more than 18 years, not receiving palliative care. Activity levels, people present, and location were recorded by the use of a standard method of observation between 8 am and 5 pm. Hospital policy on serving meals in communal areas was also registered. Mixed general binomial model was used to analyze, which factors explained variation in act..

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