New Methods Of Recovery Of Patients With Stroke – Part 1 of 3
New Methods Of Recovery Of Patients With Stroke. Patients who undergo a specific type of stroke often have lasting problems with mobility, normal daily activities and recess even 10 years later, according to a new study. Effects of this life-threatening type of stroke, known as subarachnoid hemorrhage, point to a need for “survivorship care plans,” Swedish researchers say. Led by Ann-Christin von Vogelsang at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, the researchers conducted a bolstering assessment of more than 200 patients who survived subarachnoid hemorrhage.
These strokes are triggered by a ruptured aneurysm – when a flickering spot in one of the blood vessels supplying the brain breaks. The study was published in the March issue of the journal Neurosurgery. Participants, whose average seniority was 61, consisted of 154 women and 63 men. Most had surgery to treat their condition.
A decade after suffering a stroke, 30 percent of the patients considered themselves to be fully recovered. All of the patients also were asked about health-related grade of life: mobility, self-care, usual activities, anxiety or depression, and pain or discomfort. Their responses were compared to similar people who didn’t have a stroke.