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MOBILITY FUNCTION FOLLOWING STROKE: THE IMPACT OF MULTIPLE IMPAIRMENTS $100.00
Authors:  A. C. Novak and B. Brouwer
Abstract:
Stroke is a leading cause of adult disability and the number affected is increasing as
the population ages and survival rates post-event improve. It is estimated that as many as
60% of stroke survivors live with significant physical deficits including muscle
weakness, instability, poor motor coordination and cardiovascular compromise resulting
in a loss of independence in performing activities required for daily living. This
percentage has remained relatively constant over the past decades, which suggests that
interventions to minimize or reverse the effects of stroke are not yet widely available. We
propose that while most rehabilitation programs focus on reducing impairment they yield
limited effect on mobility function because of inadequacies on two fronts. First, they
often deal with impairments as isolated deficiencies and as such fail to consider stroke as
a multisystem disorder that demands an integrated treatment approach for optimal
restoration of function. Second, the minimum performance requirements of specific
aspects of physical function including strength, balance, and aerobic capacity associated
with every day activities are unknown. Consequently, clinicians are challenged to
identify targets that if attained will translate into enhanced mobility. This chapter reviews
the relevant literature and presents research findings to provide insight on these important
issues.
The approach is to first discuss stroke related physical impairments and their
association with mobility deficits. From our own research work and the growing body of
literature examining the combined influence of muscle weakness, balance instability, and
physiological cost on mobility we explore those factors that are important determinants of
mobility function. Going a step further, the impact of reducing impairments on effecting
positive change in mobility is discussed.
Stroke is a multisystem disorder and mobility is a complex construct dependent upon
the integrity of individual physical systems as well as their capacity to work in concert.
The research discussed in this chapter provides insight into the unique characteristics of
these systems in stroke and their interactions which are fundamental to mobility. 


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