How stroke patients spend their days. An observational study of the treatment regime offered to patients in hospital with movement disorders following stroke.

@article{Tinson1989HowSP,
  title={How stroke patients spend their days. An observational study of the treatment regime offered to patients in hospital with movement disorders following stroke.},
  author={Dr Julie Tinson},
  journal={International disability studies},
  year={1989},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={45-9}
}
A number of studies have suggested that early intensive rehabilitation will promote recovery after stroke. If this is so then how far does current National Health Service provision succeed in delivering this? This observational study looks at how 15 stroke patients in a general hospital spent their days. Only 12.9% of the working day, or 62 minutes, were spent in therapy. Patients spent most of their working day, 38.6%, in 'recreation', and most of this time was spent on the ward. For much of… CONTINUE READING

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