Physical therapists' guideline adherence on early mobilization and intensity of practice at dutch acute stroke units: a country-wide survey.

@article{Otterman2012PhysicalTG,
  title={Physical therapists' guideline adherence on early mobilization and intensity of practice at dutch acute stroke units: a country-wide survey.},
  author={Nicoline M Otterman and Philip J van der Wees and Julie Bernhardt and Gert Kwakkel},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 9},
  pages={2395-401}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Clinical practice guidelines for patients with stroke recommend early stroke rehabilitation at acute hospital stroke units. The present study aimed to (1) explore the organization of early stroke rehabilitation; (2) investigate current practice with respect to early mobilization and augmented exercise therapy time; and (3) identify the perceived barriers to and facilitators for guideline adherence as reported by physical therapists (PTs) working on acute hospital stroke… CONTINUE READING

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