What is it about?

This document discusses how experts in stroke recovery and rehabilitation have come together to agree on the best ways to measure balance and mobility in individuals who have had a stroke. They looked at different tests and tools that can help assess how well someone can move and stay balanced after a stroke, aiming to create a standardized approach for researchers and healthcare providers to use.

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Why is it important?

It is crucial to have standardized methods for measuring balance and mobility in stroke survivors because it helps researchers compare results from different studies more easily. By using the same tests and tools, healthcare providers can better understand a patient's progress and tailor treatment plans to suit their specific needs. This consensus-based approach ensures that everyone is on the same page when it comes to evaluating and improving mobility after a stroke. KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Experts have agreed on specific tests and tools to measure balance and mobility in stroke survivors. • Standardized measurement methods help researchers and healthcare providers communicate and share data effectively. • Consensus-based recommendations aim to improve the quality of care and outcomes for individuals recovering from a stroke. • Having a common approach to assessing mobility post-stroke can lead to more personalized and effective treatment plans. • This collaborative effort enhances the overall understanding and management of mobility issues in stroke survivors.

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This page is a summary of: Standardized measurement of balance and mobility post-stroke: Consensus-based core recommendations from the third Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable, Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, October 2023, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/15459683231209154.
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