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A number of previous studies indicate that age, functional status and disease duration on admission, presence of co-morbidities, and cognitive functions are likely to affect functional outcome in stroke (6-12).
Whereas some studies show a better functional outcome after surgery, others do not show any difference.
Functional outcomes were operationalized using the modified Rankin Scale (mRS) [12].
Many other functional outcome tools exist in the physical therapy literature including but not limited to the Timed Up-and-Go Test (or TUG), (10) the Berg Balance Scale, (11) the gait speed test (12) and chair rise test.
We thank Kendra McLean for her commendation of our initial attempt to establish the routine use of functional outcome measures in clinical practice.
a clot resulting from the bleed) after onset of ICH is considered a critical determinant of mortality and long-term functional outcome.
Thus, we felt it was acceptable to combine the items from each of the four functional outcome instruments into an overall functional ability scale for the purposes of directly comparing their range of functional content, breadth of coverage, and measurement precision.
To estimate the differences in functional outcomes attributable to discharge to one of four different venues for post-hospital care for each of five different types of illness associated with post-hospital care: stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure (CHF), hip procedures, and hip fracture, and to estimate the costs and benefits associated with discharge to the type of care that was estimated to produce the greatest improvement.
Post-operatively, patients were regularly evaluated for bony fusion with serial radiographs, patient satisfaction and their functional outcome for daily activities and personal care hygiene.
Given that different scores were used to measure the functional recovery of dancers after treatment for injury, we used factor analysis to produce a single outcome variable (the functional outcome score) that combines similar variables by eliminating redundancy.

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