Physiological parameters deterioration in acute stage after stroke: Rehabilitation versus conventional care

Reham AbdElhamed AbdElmawla Elsaid, Amina Mohamed AbdElfatah Sliman


Objective: Stroke is considered the main health problem and the second leading cause of death worldwide. Stroke resulting in varied and unpredictable complications if not managed correctly in the acute stage with intensive rehabilitation therapy which may affect stroke prognosis, and resulting functional decline. Therefore, the aim of the study was to explore the consequences of rehabilitation versus conventional care on physiological parameters during the acute stroke recovery period.

Methods: The quasi-experimental research design was used in the neurology department at Mansoura University Hospital. A convenient sample of sixty-four adult patients of both sex with stroke, who corresponded to inclusion criteria was assigned into two equal groups, study group (rehabilitation group) and control group (conventional care).

Results: The results indicates, acute phase rehabilitation limit physiological parameters deterioration during acute stroke recovery period comparing to conventional care only.

Conclusions: Acute phase stroke rehabilitation has a significant positive impact on physiological parameters.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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