Journal article

Functional and Motor Outcome 5 Years After Stroke Is Equivalent to Outcome at 2 Months Follow-Up of the Collaborative Evaluation of Rehabilitation in Stroke Across Europe

Sarah Meyer, Geert Verheyden, Nadine Brinkmann, Eddy Dejaeger, Willy De Weerdt, Hilde Feys, Andreas R Gantenbein, Walter Jenni, Annouschka Laenen, Nadina Lincoln, Koen Putman, Birgit Schuback, Wilfried Schupp, Vincent Thijs, Liesbet De Wit

Stroke | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Recovery of patients within the first 6 months after stroke is well documented, but there has been little research on long-term recovery. The aim of this study was to analyze functional and motor recovery between admission to rehabilitation centres and 5 years after stroke. METHODS: This follow-up of the Collaborative Evaluation of Rehabilitation in Stroke Across Europe study, included patients from 4 European rehabilitation centres. Patients were assessed on admission, at 2 and 6 months, and 5 years after stroke, using the Barthel Index, Rivermead Motor Assessment Gross Function, Leg and Trunk function, and Arm function. Linear mixed models were used, corrected for b..

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