Reducing Length of Stay in Rehabilitation Hospital After Stroke by Refining the Rehabilitation Program
Volume 3, Issue 4, December 2018, Pages: 54-58
Received: Sep. 13, 2018;
Accepted: Mar. 17, 2019;
Published: Apr. 13, 2019
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Seido Miyoshi, Department of Rehabilitation, Asagi Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan
Atushi Shinohara, Department of Physical Therapy, Asagi Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan
To reduce the length of stay in rehabilitation hospitals, rehabilitation programs for stroke was refined. We emphasized the importance of strengthening the uninvolved lower limb, and administered stand-up and sit-down exercises 400-600 times per day. This was easily possible when performed in group therapy. By this, length of stay in a rehabilitation hospital has become shorter, FIM scores at discharge have become higher, and ratio of patients discharged to their own home has become higher.
Reducing Length of Stay in Rehabilitation Hospital After Stroke by Refining the Rehabilitation Program, Rehabilitation Science.
Vol. 3, No. 4,
2018, pp. 54-58.
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