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Age and functional outcome after stroke.
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PMID:  15118964     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of age on functional outcome after stroke remains uncertain. Many studies have found that younger patients do better than older patients, whereas others have found minimal or no effect of age on rehabilitation outcomes. We examined the effect of advancing age on FIM trade mark gain, length of stay, length of stay efficiency, and home discharge in 979 stroke rehabilitation patients at a long-term acute care rehabilitation hospital. We found a strong relationship of increasing age to poorer outcome in all measures for patients with admission FIM (AFIM) score <40, a variable relationship in those with AFIM 40-80, and no relationship of age to the outcome measures in patients with AFIM >80.
Randie M Black-Schaffer; Cynthia Winston
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Topics in stroke rehabilitation     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1074-9357     ISO Abbreviation:  Top Stroke Rehabil     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-30     Completed Date:  2004-08-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9439750     Medline TA:  Top Stroke Rehabil     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Young Adult Stroke Service, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living*
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Follow-Up Studies
Length of Stay / statistics & numerical data*
Middle Aged
Patient Discharge
Rehabilitation Centers
Severity of Illness Index
Stroke / rehabilitation*
Treatment Outcome
Erratum In:
Top Stroke Rehabil. 2004 Summer;11(3):viii

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