Conceptualizing functional cognition in stroke.

  title={Conceptualizing functional cognition in stroke.},
  author={Neila J. Donovan and Diane Kendall and Shelley C. Heaton and Sooyeon Kwon and Craig A Velozo and Pamela W Duncan},
  journal={Neurorehabilitation and neural repair},
  volume={22 2},
BACKGROUND Up to 65% of individuals demonstrate poststroke cognitive impairments, which may increase hospital stay and caregiver burden. Randomized stroke clinical trials have emphasized physical recovery over cognition. Neuropsychological assessments have had limited utility in randomized clinical trials. These issues accentuate the need for a measure of functional cognition (the ability to accomplish everyday activities that rely on cognitive abilities, such as locating keys, conveying… CONTINUE READING

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