Management of patients with stroke: rehabilitation, prevention and management of complications, and discharge planning


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Updated 26 June 2010
(section 4.6.2)
Updated 10 March 2011
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This guideline provides recommendations based on current evidence for best practice in the management of stroke rehabilitation. The aim of this national guideline is to assist individual clinicians, primary care teams, hospital departments, and hospitals to optimise their management of stroke patients with an emphasis on the first 12 months after stroke

Guideline No 118
ISBN 978 1 905813 63 6, June 2010

Patient information

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Supporting material

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[arrow] Search narrative [Acrobat logo] (131K)
[arrow] Evidence table index [Acrobat logo] (27K)
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[arrow] A series of information leaflets on orthoptic problems following Stroke or Brain Injury have been produced by NHS QIS inconjunction with the British & Irish Orthoptic Society.  
[arrow] Register of Interest
A register of interest is not available for this guideline. In line with the SIGN Document Retention Schedule (24/07/2010), after publication of this guideline, hard copies of declarations of interest were held at the SIGN Executive offices for one year. The declarations of interest were then archived for a further three years before being destroyed along with other guideline related documents. This schedule has now been revised.


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