Post-stroke follow-up in a rehabilitation center outpatient clinic Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Background: Follow-up examinations in a rehabilitation center clinic after stroke are essential for coordinating post-acute services and monitoring patient progress. Of first-stroke patients discharged from our rehabilitation ward to the community 92% are invited for ambulatory check-up once every 6 months. Objectives: To review patient complaints at follow-up and the recommendations issued by the attending physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at the outpatient clinic. Methods: We extracted relevant data from the records, and assessed the relationship between functional status on admission and discharge (measured by FIM [1]), length of stay, and number of complaints. Patients were divided according to the side of neurologic damage, etiology, whether the stroke was a first or recurrent event, and main clinical syndrome (neglect or aphasia). Results: Patients' …

publication date

  • October 1, 2004