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dc.contributor.authorS. Hayward, Kathrynen_US
dc.contributor.authorKuys, Suzanneen_US
dc.contributor.authorN. Barker, Ruthen_US
dc.contributor.authorG. Brauer, Sandraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:50:13Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:50:13Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.date.modified2014-08-18T05:41:25Z
dc.identifier.issn1878-6448en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3233/NRE-141076en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/62354
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: A good motor outcome after stroke is often equated with independence in functional performance. However, for patients with severe motor disability a good outcome is unlikely, but an important change may be achievable. OBJECTIVE: Determine if patients admitted to inpatient rehabilitation with severe motor disability can achieve clinically important improvements in motor function. METHODS: A prospective observational study of 239 patients with stroke admitted to inpatient rehabilitation in Brisbane, Australia was conducted. On admission and discharge, participants were assessed using the motor items of the Functional Independence Measure (m-FIM). The importance of change achieved on the m-FIM was evaluated according to: 1) a statistical significant outcome; 2) achievement of a MCID based on a physician-anchored rating of change; and 3) shift in disability status e.g., severe to moderate disability. RESULTS: Patients with severe motor disability achieved a significant improvement in motor function (p < 0.001), which saw up to 83% achieve a MCID and 85% shift out of 'severe' to either moderate or mild motor disability on discharge from inpatient rehabilitation. CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates that patients admitted to inpatient rehabilitation with severe motor disability can achieve clinically important improvements in motor function on discharge from inpatient rehabilitation.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherIOS Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom773en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto779en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalNeuroRehabilitationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume34en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode119999en_US
dc.titleClinically important improvements in motor function are achievable during inpatient rehabilitation by stroke patients with severe motor disability: A prospective observational studyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
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