Prevalence of Recurrent Stroke among a Rehabilitation Cohort in Nigeria.
Prevalence of Recurrent Stroke among a Rehabilitation Cohort in Nigeria. P R Health Sci J. 2019 Sep;38(3):181-184 Authors: Vincent-Onabajo G, Adamu A Abstract OBJECTIVE: A recurrent stroke increases the rates of mortality and morbidity after an initial stroke. There is, however, a dearth of data on the prevalence of recurrent stroke in Nigeria. METHODS: A secondary analysis of the data obtained from 100 stroke survivors undergoing physiotherapy at 2 health facilities in Nigeria was carried out to document the prevalence of recurrent stroke. The association between recurrent stroke and selected socio-demographic and clinical factors of the participants was explored using logistic regression analysis. RESULTS: Thirty-two (32%) participants had had a recurrent stroke. Employment status and educational level were significantly associated with recurrent stroke. The outcome of the logistic regression analysis further showed that participants who were employed (OR = 0.08; P
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Abstract Exploring exercise preferences may help people to adhere to exercise programs by promoting customized programs to suit the person's choices and concerns. We investigated if the Stroke Exercise Preference Inventory, a questionnaire designed to explore stroke survivors' preferences for exercise and potential barriers, was feasible to use, and whether it assisted physiotherapists to design ongoing exercise programs in a mixed diagnostic convenience sample attending community rehabilitation. Physiotherapy staff interviewed 42 participants, and sought feedback about the questionnaire. Participant responses for...
Conclusions: The cycle ergometer aerobic exercise did not seem to improve balance or functional capacity in post-stroke patients. IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATION Aerobic exercise with cycle ergometer does not improve balance in patients after chronic stroke, but the results for functional capacity are more promising. Beneficial changes in functional capacity can be seen after 12-4 weeks of training, and are dependent on the initial level of physical fitness of each individual. The use of the cycle-ergometer to improve balance and functional capacity was not superior when compared to conventional physiotherapy; therefore, a...
ConclusionThe GRASP group was found to be effective in improving upper limb outcome measures in an acute stroke inpatient hospital setting.
ConclusionWithin this study we questioned: what is required to create successful collaboration within a medical context? We hope that describing how this particular collaboration was successful will benefit those interested in similar collaborations.
ConclusionThe ICT service has augmented the existing Day Hospital with timely multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment enabling older persons ’ independence within their home in addition to forward planning if dependency levels increase. Additional benefits include reduction of primary care team waiting lists and forging links with our community and local rehab services. Future ambitions include recruitment of specialist nursing and dir ect referral pathways from our community colleagues.
ConclusionFrail patients are not routinely referred for ESD post-stroke. Patients who are pre-frail or frail make similar improvements with ESD compared to non-frail patient in functional independence but not quality of life. Comparable levels of physiotherapy and occupational therapy are provided but frail patients require less SLT. Further research is needed to ascertain if frail patients are appropriate for ESD.
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Peter William Stubbs, Jesper Mortensen
ConclusionMultimodality stimulation, in addition to standard physiotherapy, is feasible and potentially results in better neurocognitive and functional recovery following right hemispheric ischemic strokes. However, larger studies are warranted to prove these preliminary observations beyond doubt.