Journal article

Reliability of the Acutely Estimated Premorbid Modified Rankin Scale for Stroke Treatment Decision Making

WenWen Zhang, Skye Coote, Tanya Frost, Helen M Dewey, Phillip M Choi

Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Premorbid functional status is an important factor in acute stroke treatment decision making. Determining the modified Rankin Score (mRS) accurately may be difficult due to deficits from stroke and lack of collateral information in the acute setting. Data on the reliability of the premorbid mRS in "real-world" practice outside of clinical trial or registry settings are limited. METHODS: A retrospective study at a high volume academic primary stroke center. For patients with acute ischemic stroke treated with alteplase between July 2012 and July 2016, hospital electronic records were reviewed for detailed inpatient occupational therapist (OT) assessment of premorbid functional sta..

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