The Assessment and Treatment of Spatial Neglect in Stroke Survivors A pilot study in high-risk population at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Funded by Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.
Care pathways aim to promote evidence- and guideline-based care, improve the organisation and efficiency of care, and reduce cost. In the past decade, care pathways have been increasingly implemented as a tool in acute stroke care and stroke rehabilitation.
Implementing a care pathway for spatial neglect to improve stroke outcomes Stroke researchers strive to close the implementation gap for spatial neglect care East Hanover, NJ.
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integrated care pathways in stroke management [9-20]. Four described methods of developing and implementing pathways in stroke care but did not measure outcome or undertake comparisons with controls [9-12]. One paper with a small sample size (n = 32) described a care pathway managed either by primary nurses or a case manager in two unmatched
The authors recommend that best practices in stroke rehabilitation include spatial neglect care, which can improve stroke outcomes, including motor recovery.
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It is common after a stroke; however, it is vastly underdocumented and undertreated. This article addresses the implementation gap in identifying and treating spatial neglect, to reduce disability and improve healthcare costs and burden. RECENT FINDINGS: Professional organizations published recommendations to implement spatial neglect care.
Medical Rehabilitation Outcomes for Stroke, Traumatic. Evans A, Perez I, Knapp M, Donaldson N, Swift CG. Alternative strategies for stroke care: a prospective randomised controlled trial.. Dewey M. Cognitive rehabilitation for spatial neglect following stroke. Cochrane Database Syst Rev.
By developing and implementing a standardised, evidence based set of metrics that incorporate all NICE standards for stroke across the region, there should be more effective and comprehensive assessment of the the care provided to stroke patients to inform improvement in services and ensure equity of access to high quality care.
For both groups, moderate levels of functional independence on admission predicted moderate to large gains in self-care and mobility during rehabilitation. Certain findings differed from the outcomes seen in the adult population, underscoring the importance of using measures specific to the pediatric population, the release explains.
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Dr. Barrett is a cognitive neurologist, is director of the Center of Stroke Rehabilitation Research at Kessler foundation. disclaimer: aaas and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of.