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Early Rehabilitation after Stroke – the Latest Findings

Sanja Svalina

Puni tekst: hrvatski pdf 98 Kb

str. 121-126

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Puni tekst: engleski pdf 98 Kb

str. 121-121

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Stroke is the leading cause of acquired disability, which significantly impairs the quality of life of patients and requires long-term rehabilitation. Today, we know that stimulating our own neural network reorganization mechanisms in the early stages after a stroke is a key to good recovery. The goal of neurorehabilitation must be to promote spontaneous recovery that we know is most pronounced in the early stages after a stroke.
Neurorehabilitation must be started immediately during acute treatment and continued according to rehabilitation protocols depending on the severity of the clinical picture, and carried out in acute departments, special hospitals, and at home. In planning rehabilitation procedures, the initial assessment of functional status is important as well as the clinical assessment of recovery during rehabilitation. Acquiring and maintaining functional independence or improving the quality of life after stroke measured by different scales is an indicator of successful recovery. Today, in addition to kinesitherapy and physical activity as standard neurorehabilitation procedures, there is great interest in the application of modern technologies such as robots and virtual reality with the aim of recovering in the motor, cognitive and affective domains. Due to demographic changes, increasing population ageing, more effective prevention and acute treatment of stroke, a greater number of surviving disabled persons can be expected in the near future. The development of new and effective rehabilitation methods must therefore be our priority.

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stroke; neurorehabilitation; quality of life; functional status; robotics

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