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OBJECTIVES To provide a comprehensive description of impairment in patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) in Sweden during the first 2 years after disease onset. METHODS In this prospective multi-centre study, 42 patients, mean age 52 years, were evaluated at 2 weeks, 2 months, 6 months, 1 year and 2 years. Evaluations made use of validated, reliable(More)
BACKGROUND Health status and use of resources by stroke patients in Spain are unknown. METHODS A total of 103 acute stroke patients resident in south Madrid, population 665,168, were seen in 1996 at a general hospital and three primary care centres and evaluated at 5-10 days, 3 and 6 months after stroke. Health outcomes and patterns of rehabilitation and(More)
BACKGROUND Perceived disability after stroke may persist long-term even among young individuals with mild stroke and may be related to age-related expectations of health and recovery. Thus, in order to appreciate the magnitude of perceived disability in a younger stroke population studies are needed to explore perceived health-related differences between(More)
BACKGROUND There is no consensus concerning the presence of spasticity or the relationship between spasticity and functioning and spasticity and health-related quality of life (HRQL) in the stable phase after stroke. OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to describe, 18 months after stroke, the frequency of spasticity and its association with(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe and analyse self-rated perceived functioning, disability and environmental facilitators/barriers with regard to disease severity, using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) checklist, in adults with myotonic dystrophy type 1. DESIGN Cross-sectional design. (More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Research evidence supporting Early Supported Discharge (ESD) services has been summarized in a Cochrane Systematic Review. Trials have shown that ESD can reduce long-term dependency and admission to institutional care and reduce the length of hospital stay. No adverse impact on the mood or well-being of patients or carers has been(More)
This study aimed at identifying the characteristics and feasibility of rehabilitation at home for acute stroke patients in south-west Stockholm. A population-based systematic sample of 16 patients, fulfilling defined criteria, was selected from approximately 1/3 of the stroke patients having been in hospital for one week or more at a neurology department,(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe variations in fatigue over the course of 2 years in a sample of persons with multiple sclerosis (MS), and to investigate the predictive value of the following variables on variations in fatigue: sex, age, sense of coherence, living with a partner, living with children, work status, immunomodulatory treatment, mood, disease severity,(More)
This study aimed at describing the health-economic implications and organisational issues of rehabilitation at home in south-west Stockholm of 15 acute stroke patients, mean age 68.2, male:female ratio 9:6, independent in feeding and continent one week after their stroke. Average patient satisfaction with different dimensions of care was 92%. Perceived(More)
The aim of this descriptive, cross-sectional study was to analyse health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a population-based sample of people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) in Stockholm County, with respect to disease-related and sociodemographic factors and coping capacity. A further aim was to compare our results on HRQoL--collected by face-to-face(More)