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Vol 44, No 4 (2010)
ARTYKUŁ POGLĄDOWY
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Prevalence of spasticity following stroke and its impact on quality of life with emphasis on disability in activities of daily living. Systematic review

Michał Schinwelski, Jarosław Sławek
DOI: 10.1016/S0028-3843(14)60300-5
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2010;44(4):404-411.

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Vol 44, No 4 (2010)
ARTYKUŁ POGLĄDOWY
Submitted: 2010-02-06

Abstract

Spasticity is characterized by a velocity-dependent increase in muscle tone related to disturbed sensory-motor control of muscle tone following upper motor neuron damage. Spasticity and its clinical implications are still poorly described. There is no consensus concerning the number of patients developing spasticity or the relationship between spasticity and motor disabilities after stroke. Surprisingly, only a few studies have addressed the prevalence of spasticity following stroke. The present paper aims to review recent studies on prevalence of spasticity, its risk factors and on quality of life with emphasis on disability in activities of daily living and to relate collected data to situation in Poland.

Abstract

Spasticity is characterized by a velocity-dependent increase in muscle tone related to disturbed sensory-motor control of muscle tone following upper motor neuron damage. Spasticity and its clinical implications are still poorly described. There is no consensus concerning the number of patients developing spasticity or the relationship between spasticity and motor disabilities after stroke. Surprisingly, only a few studies have addressed the prevalence of spasticity following stroke. The present paper aims to review recent studies on prevalence of spasticity, its risk factors and on quality of life with emphasis on disability in activities of daily living and to relate collected data to situation in Poland.

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Keywords

spasticity, prevalence, activity of daily living, quality of life, stroke

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Title

Prevalence of spasticity following stroke and its impact on quality of life with emphasis on disability in activities of daily living. Systematic review

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 44, No 4 (2010)

Pages

404-411

DOI

10.1016/S0028-3843(14)60300-5

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2010;44(4):404-411.

Keywords

spasticity
prevalence
activity of daily living
quality of life
stroke

Authors

Michał Schinwelski
Jarosław Sławek

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