Brain Neurorehabil.  2009 Mar;2(1):1-38. 10.12786/bn.2009.2.1.1.

Clinical Practice Guideline for Stroke Rehabilitation in Korea

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Korea. yunkim@skku.edu
  • 2Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Korea.
  • 3Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Inha University College of Medicine, Korea.
  • 4Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul Asan Medical Center, Korea.
  • 5Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kunkuk University School of Medicine, Korea.
  • 6Department and Research Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea.
  • 7Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Korea.
  • 8Department of Stroke Rehabilitation, National Rehabilitation Center, Korea.
  • 9Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Inchon St. Mary's Hospital, Catholic University Medical School, Korea.
  • 10Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Korea University School of Medicine, Korea.
  • 11Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hallym University College of Medicine, Korea.
  • 12Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Wonkwang University Medical School, Korea.
  • 13Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Korea.
  • 14Department of Neurology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul Asan Medical Center, Korea.
  • 15Department of Neurology, Clinical Research Center for Stroke, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Korea.

Abstract

The clinical practice guideline for the stroke rehabilitation was formulated through both extensive review of published literature and consensus meeting of the specialists. The purpose
s of this study were to provide optimum practical guideline for acute and subacute stroke rehabilitation and to enhance the quality of stroke rehabilitation team in Korea. This guideline contains evidences and recommendations on the organization of post-stroke rehabilitation team, timing, evaluation, and intensity of rehabilitation, detailed management of dysphagia, neurogenic bladder and bowel, movement, shoulder problem, cognition, neglect, language, mood and complications commonly encountered in the acute and subacute period of stroke rehabilitation. Clinicians who are working in the field of stroke rehabilitation can adopt this guideline for their practice and give the feedback for further revision.

Keyword

clinical practice guideline; rehabilitation; stroke
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