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Critical Reviews™ in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
SJR: 0.121 SNIP: 0.228 CiteScore™: 0.17

ISSN Imprimir: 0896-2960
ISSN On-line: 2162-6553

Critical Reviews™ in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

DOI: 10.1615/CritRevPhysRehabilMed.v21.i3-4.50
pages 275-293

Outcome Measure Post-Stroke: Effectiveness of Rehabilitation Post-Stroke and Quality of Life

Jozef Opara
Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, Poland
Krystyna Jaracz
Medical University, Poznan, Poland


Cerebral stroke causes a significant deterioration of the patient’s functioning and a worsening of her/his quality of life (QoL). Disability caused by stroke is common problem in all countries. The main aim of rehabilitation is to regain independence and to improve the QoL. Contemporary possibilities for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke have been published previously. In this review article, outcome measures for treatment and rehabilitation post-stroke are described, and an overview of the assessment of QoL post-stroke are presented. Special attention is given to QoL as an indicator of the effectiveness of post-stroke rehabilitation.