The prevalence of joint contractures, pressure sores, painful shoulder, other pain, falls, and depression in the year after a severely disabling stroke

Nicola Brittle, Smitaa Patel, Julie Ellins, Martin Scott, Cristine Wright, Michael E Dewey, Catherine Sackley

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Complications after stroke have been shown to impede rehabilitation, lead to poor functional outcome, and increase cost of care. This inception cohort study sought to investigate the prevalence of immobility-related complications during the first year after severely disabling stroke in relation to functional independence and place of residence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3329-34
Number of pages6
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008


  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Depression
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Humans
  • Stroke
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Aged
  • Language Disorders
  • Pain
  • Cognition Disorders
  • Accidental Falls
  • Prospective Studies
  • Contracture
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Adult
  • Middle Aged
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Residence Characteristics
  • Pressure Ulcer
  • Male
  • Female
  • Immobilization
  • Prevalence

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