Effect of cognitive impairment on rehabilitation outcome.

  title={Effect of cognitive impairment on rehabilitation outcome.},
  author={Paul T. Diamond and Gerald Felsenthal and Stephen N. Macciocchi and Deborah Butler and D Lally-Cassady},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  volume={75 1},
Previous studies examining the relationship between cognition and ability to benefit from inpatient rehabilitation have found cognitive dysfunction to be associated with a poor rehabilitation outcome. To examine whether cognitive dysfunction precluded effective rehabilitation, 52 consecutive admissions to a geriatric rehabilitation unit were assigned Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) scores. Functional gains were assessed by the change in Functional Independence Measure (FIM) score from… CONTINUE READING


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