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
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..View full abstract
The study was supported by The Research Foundation-Flanders (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek [FWO]) to carry out this follow-up study.