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1. Citation: Teo, K., & Slark, J. (2015). A systematic review of studies investigating the care of stroke survivors in long-term care facilities. Disability and Rehabilitation, T1-9. doi:10.3109/09638288.2015.1059496
Keywords: Assisted living facilities; care homes; nursing homes; rehabilitation; residential care; secondary stroke prevention
Abstract: Aims to integrate the existing knowledge from the literature and elucidate themes around the care of stroke survivors in long-term care (LTC) facilities. In 22 articles (5 interventional and 17 observational), three themes were identified: rehabilitation, stroke specific care and secondary stroke drug prevention. These were found to be lacking within LTC facilities. Also finds that there is a shortage of interventional studies of stroke survivors in LTC facilities. Concludes that stroke survivors, who make up almost a quarter of residents in LTC facilities, suffer from functional impairments and many other disabilities as a result of more severe stroke, precluding them from living in their own homes. Rehabilitation, stroke-specific care and secondary stroke prevention for stroke survivors are lacking in these facilities despite strong evidence showing benefits for these interventions in stroke survivors living in the community.
Link to Full Text:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=26104106
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/09638288.2015.1059496
Record Updated:2017-01-26
 

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