The prevalence of joint contractures, pressure sores, painful shoulder, other pain, falls, and depression in the year after a severely disabling stroke.

@article{Sackley2008ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of joint contractures, pressure sores, painful shoulder, other pain, falls, and depression in the year after a severely disabling stroke.},
  author={Catherine M. Sackley and Nicola Brittle and Smitaa Patel and Julie Ellins and Martin Scott and Cristine Wright and Michael Edward Dewey},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2008},
  volume={39 12},
  pages={3329-34}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Complications after stroke have been shown to impede rehabilitation, lead to poor functional outcome, and increase cost of care. This inception cohort study sought to investigate the prevalence of immobility-related complications during the first year after severely disabling stroke in relation to functional independence and place of residence. METHODS Over a 7-month period, 600 stroke survivors were identified in the hospital through the Nottingham Stroke Register… CONTINUE READING