Stroke continues to be a leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009). In the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Framingham Heart Study (Kelly-Hayes et al., 2003), among ischemic stroke survivors who were age 65 yr or older, the following disabilities were observed at 6 mo after stroke: 50% had some hemiparesis, 30% were unable to walk without some assistance, 46% had cognitive deficits, 35% had depressive symptoms, 19% had aphasia, 26% were dependent in activities of daily living (ADLs), and 26% were institutionalized in a nursing home. Stroke also continues to be a diagnosis commonly managed using occupational therapy services. Approximately 60% of occupational therapy practitioners provide services to those who have experienced stroke (National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, 2013a,...
What Is the Evidence for the Effectiveness of Interventions to Improve Occupational Performance After Stroke?
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Glen Gillen; What Is the Evidence for the Effectiveness of Interventions to Improve Occupational Performance After Stroke?. Am J Occup Ther January/February 2015, Vol. 69(1), 6901170010p1–6901170010p3. doi: https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2015.013409
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