International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9096

Isha S Akulwar

Isha S Akulwar
Department of Neurophysiotherapy, K. J. Somaiya College of Physiotherapy,
Mumbai, Maharashtra

  • Original Article
    Impact of Cognitive Impairments on Functional Ambulation in Stroke Patients
    Author(s): Isha S AkulwarIsha S Akulwar

    Background: Regaining the ability to walk independently is the most important functional goal in rehabilitation of stroke patients. Cognitive impairments are increasingly recognized as affecting functional outcome in stroke. The purpose of this study was to determine the association between cognition and functional ambulation level in chronic stroke patients. Methods: Design: Cross-sectional, observational Setting: Tertiary care centre, Mumbai, India Participants: 60 ambulatory post-acute stroke patients Main outcome measures: • Cognition was assessed using Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) scale • Functional ambulation level was determined using Modified Hoffer functional ambulation classification (FAC). Results: The prevalence of cognitive impairments was.. Read More»

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