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Comorbidity in patients after stroke: Impact on functional outcome
Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Objective: To evaluate the incidence of comorbid diseases and their impact on functional outcome in patients after stroke. Design: A prospective study. Subjects: A total of 140 patients after stroke. Methods: Comorbidities were assessed with the Liu comorbidity index. Functional independence was evaluated using the Functional Independence Measure (FIM TM ). The relationship between comorbidities and functional outcomes were investigated. The impact of comorbidities on functional outcome wasdoi:10.2340/16501977-0269 pmid:19242620 fatcat:tuwivkho6va7lfac7fawb3j5rq