Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009 , Vol 55 , Num 4

Outcome Scales in Stroke Rehabilitatio

Elif Aksakallı 1 ,Yasemin Turan 2 ,Ömer Faruk Şendur 2
1 Dumlupınar Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Kütahya
2 Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Aydın, Türkiye

Stroke is known as the most common neurological disorder requiring rehabilitation. It is essential to assess the efficiency of rehabilitation for good practice. Studies on stroke rehabilitation led to the development of outcome measures, which can provide better assessment of stroke. In this review, functional and quality of life scales, commonly used and familiar to clinicians, are presented with their advantages and limitations.

Keywords : Stroke, rehabilitation, scale