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The destinations of stroke patients after discharge from acute-care hospitals were studied to ascertain the current use of health care resources. The 1984-1985 acute-care hospital discharge listings for the province of Quebec were consulted to identify 3,045 adults of the Montreal area who were discharged, deceased or alive, with a primary or secondary(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A new gait training strategy for patients with stroke proposes to support a percentage of the patient's body weight while retraining gait on a treadmill. This research project intended to compare the effects of gait training with body weight support (BWS) and with no body weight support (no-BWS) on clinical outcome measures for(More)
We used a computer program to test response time among stroke patients in a clinical setting. Visual stimuli were presented to 82 hospitalized stroke patients, to 21 hospitalized controls, and to 76 nonhospitalized controls. Stroke patients had longer mean response times than controls. Patients with right hemispheric lesions had longer response times than(More)
Perceptual and cognitive disorders that frequently accompany stroke and head injury influence an individual's ability to drive a motor vehicle. Canadian physicians are legally responsible for identifying patients who are potentially unsafe to drive and, if they fail to do so, may be held liable in a civil action suit. The authors review the guidelines for(More)
Using more than 37,000 hospital discharges attributed to hemorrhagic or occlusive stroke in the province of Quebec, Canada, we analyzed trends in stroke incidence during the period 1981-1988. There were large and statistically significant (p less than 0.05) increases in the rates of hemorrhagic stroke over this period. Dramatic increases occurred among men(More)
Maintenance of physical activity following pulmonary rehabilitation remains a challenge for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The objectives of this study were to identify patterns of endurance activity after completion of pulmonary rehabilitation and to characterise people who succeed and those who have difficulty maintaining(More)
As an early phase in the development of a valid and reliable measure of the neurophysical sequelae after head injury, we carried out assessments of interrater agreement on representative items. The purpose of this study was to determine the degree of agreement among expert raters who independently measured neurophysical signs on patients undergoing physical(More)
This study evaluated the influence of simple motor response time on the risk of falling among 202 stroke patients admitted to a rehabilitation hospital. All patients were tested within 2 weeks of admission to hospital on a computerized response time task. Visual stimuli were presented centrally, in the left and in the right visual fields. Three response(More)
In this study we investigated motor response times of stroke patients at admission to a rehabilitation hospital and again after 6 wk of hospitalization. A prospective comparative study was carried out on 164 stroke patients; 48 hospitalized patients served as controls. Mean motor response times to visual stimuli presented in the left and right visual fields(More)