Search for dissertations about: "stroke unit"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 47 swedish dissertations containing the words stroke unit.

  1. 1. Stroke : patient characteristics, efficacy of a stroke unit and evaluation of hemodilution therapy

    Author : Tage Strand; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Acute cerebrovascular disease; blood viscosity; cerebral infarction; hemodilution therapy; stroke unit;

    Abstract : Stroke is a major health problem in all developed countries. These studies, performed in a stroke unit at a medical department, were designed to characterize essential clinical features of the different cerebrovascular disorders on admission to hospital, to evaluate the efficacy of admitting unselected stroke patients to a stroke unit and, to evaluate hemodilution as a therapeutical regime in patients with cerebral infarction. READ MORE

  2. 2. Consequences of stroke : aspects of impairments, disabilities and life satisfaction : with special emphasis on perception and on occupational therapy

    Author : Birgitta Bernspång; Axel R. Fugl-Meyer; Claes von Hofsten; Kjell Asplund; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; stroke; impairment; disability; life satisfaction; perception; hemiplegia; occupational therapy;

    Abstract : Perceptual and motor functions and self-care ability after stroke were assessed within two weeks (n:109; mean age 69±10) and 4-6 years (n:75;70±9) after admission to a non-intensive care stroke unit. Sixty-two of the long-term stroke survivors reported on their life satisfaction (7 items) as experienced (in retrospect) before the stroke and at the time of the investigation. READ MORE

  3. 3. Rehabilitation after stroke with focus on early supported discharge and post-stroke fatigue

    Author : Anna Bråndal; Per Wester; Lillemor Lundin-Olsson; Eva-Lotta Glader; Lena von Koch; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Stroke; early supported discharge; post-stroke fatigue; patient reported outcome measurement; Fatigue assessment scale; cardiorespiratory training; sjukgymnastik; Physiotherapy;

    Abstract : Background Stroke is a major cause of disability worldwide. After treatment in a specialized stroke unit, early supported discharge (ESD) followed by home rehabilitation has shown to be an effective way to improve patient outcome and quality of care for persons with mild to moderate stroke. READ MORE

  4. 4. Communication about eating difficulties after stroke : from the perspectives of patients and professionals in health care

    Author : Eva Carlsson; Anna Ehrenberg; Margareta Ehnfors; Birgitta Sidenvall; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Continuity of care; documentation; eating difficulties; nursing; qualitative interview; record audit; stroke; Caring sciences; Vårdvetenskap; Vårdvetenskap; Nursing Science;

    Abstract : Stroke is one of the major causes of eating difficulties (EDs). It is one of the leading causes of death and disability and one of the most important factors contributing to health-care costs. READ MORE

  5. 5. Long-term effects of stroke

    Author : Matti Viitanen; Bengt Winblad; Per Olov Wester; Axel R. Fugl-Meyer; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; stroke; cerebrovascular disease; prognosis; recurrent stroke; myocardial infarction; epilepsy; life satisfaction; motor function; self-care ability; perception; causes of death;

    Abstract : Stroke, which has an increasing incidence with age, causes an irreversible brain damage which may lead to impairment, disability and decreased life satisfaction or death.Risk factors for death, recurrent stroke and myocardial infarction, were analyzed in 409 stroke patients treated at the Stroke Unit, Department of Medicine, Umeå University Hospital, between Jan. READ MORE