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Conference Paper: Does age predict outcome in stroke rehabilitation? A study of 878 Chinese subjects

TitleDoes age predict outcome in stroke rehabilitation? A study of 878 Chinese subjects
Authors
Issue Date2006
PublisherSage Science Press (US). The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=336
Citation
The 4th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation, Hong Kong, 12-16 February 2006. In Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 2006, v. 20 n. 1, p. 174 Abstract no. P2-082 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: The predicting value of age on stroke rehabilitation has been controversial. There is a lack of large scale studies in Chinese population to examine the effect of age on stroke rehabilitation. Methods: This retrospective cohort study includes stroke patients receiving standard inpatient multidisciplinary rehabilitation program in a neurorehabilitation ward of a convalescence hospital in Hong Kong. Functional Independence Measure (FIM) ≥90 was used to define a good outcome. Results: 878 subjects with 471 (53.6%) men and 407 (46.4%) women were studied. There were important differences in clinical characteristics and complications of stroke among patients of 3 age groups: <65 years, ≥65 years and <80 years, and ≥80 years. The total FIM scores both on admission and at discharge were lower in the older age groups. No significant difference was observed in the changes of FIM scores across these age groups (1-way ANOVA, P = 0.067). Age was not an independent predictor for a good outcome. FIM upon admission was an independent predictor for good outcome in all patients and in individual age groups. Having employment before stroke was a predictor for good outcome in all patients. Living at home prior to stroke was a predictor for the total population, and the ≥65 and <80 years group. The length of stay predicted a good outcome in the ≥80 years group. Conclusion: As older patients show comparable improvement during rehabilitation, intensive rehabilitation should not be withheld in stroke patients simply because of advanced age.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/102170
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dc.contributor.authorLuk, JKHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheung, RTFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, SLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLi, LSWen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-25T20:19:51Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-25T20:19:51Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 4th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation, Hong Kong, 12-16 February 2006. In Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 2006, v. 20 n. 1, p. 174 Abstract no. P2-082en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1545-9683-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/102170-
dc.description.abstractBackground: The predicting value of age on stroke rehabilitation has been controversial. There is a lack of large scale studies in Chinese population to examine the effect of age on stroke rehabilitation. Methods: This retrospective cohort study includes stroke patients receiving standard inpatient multidisciplinary rehabilitation program in a neurorehabilitation ward of a convalescence hospital in Hong Kong. Functional Independence Measure (FIM) ≥90 was used to define a good outcome. Results: 878 subjects with 471 (53.6%) men and 407 (46.4%) women were studied. There were important differences in clinical characteristics and complications of stroke among patients of 3 age groups: <65 years, ≥65 years and <80 years, and ≥80 years. The total FIM scores both on admission and at discharge were lower in the older age groups. No significant difference was observed in the changes of FIM scores across these age groups (1-way ANOVA, P = 0.067). Age was not an independent predictor for a good outcome. FIM upon admission was an independent predictor for good outcome in all patients and in individual age groups. Having employment before stroke was a predictor for good outcome in all patients. Living at home prior to stroke was a predictor for the total population, and the ≥65 and <80 years group. The length of stay predicted a good outcome in the ≥80 years group. Conclusion: As older patients show comparable improvement during rehabilitation, intensive rehabilitation should not be withheld in stroke patients simply because of advanced age.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSage Science Press (US). The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=336-
dc.relation.ispartofNeurorehabilitation and Neural Repairen_HK
dc.titleDoes age predict outcome in stroke rehabilitation? A study of 878 Chinese subjectsen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLuk, JKH: jkhluk@HKUCC.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailCheung, RTF: rtcheung@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailHo, SL: slho@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityCheung, RTF=rp00434en_HK
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1545968305284198-
dc.identifier.hkuros115109en_HK
dc.identifier.volume20en_HK
dc.identifier.spage174en_HK

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