Impact of patient and disease characteristics on functional recovery patterns after first-time stroke


  • Long-term recovery patterns after first-time stroke differ per functional domains and factors such as age and stroke type and severity.

Why this matters?

  • A detailed understanding of long-term functional outcomes is important to inform prognosis and therapeutic strategies (e.g. restorative therapy vs maintenance care strategies).

  • The different recovery patterns and associated factors identified in this study should guide clinicians in adopting different approaches for effective rehabilitation.