Characteristics of the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale: results from a population-based stroke cohort at baseline and after one year.

@article{Appelros2004CharacteristicsOT,
  title={Characteristics of the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale: results from a population-based stroke cohort at baseline and after one year.},
  author={P Appelros and Andreas Ter{\'e}nt},
  journal={Cerebrovascular diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={21-7}
}
BACKGROUND The National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) results at baseline and after 1 year have never before been accounted for within an unselected population-based stroke sample. Neither has it been shown which individual items in the scale are the most important ones for the outcome in terms of death or dependency after 1 year. METHODS The subjects were all patients within a municipality who had their first-ever non-subarachnoidal stroke during 1 year (n = 377). Impairment was… CONTINUE READING

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