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Mexican-Americans may get less intense stroke rehab

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Life after a stroke can be marred by significant impairments, with survivors having to relearn how to speak, walk or carry out day-to-day activities such as cooking and getting dressed. That’s why stroke rehabilitation is recommended to aid the recovery of hundreds of thousands of […]

April 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Hispanic, multicultural, Patients, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Mexican-Americans may get less intense stroke rehab

After stroke, Mexican-Americans do worse on tests predicting self-care

Mexican-Americans fared worse than their white counterparts 90 days after strokes, performing particularly badly on functional tests that predict survivors’ ability to take care of themselves, according to new research released Thursday.

“What we found most notable was the difference in functional outcome,” said Lynda Lisabeth, Ph.D., M.P.H., the study’s […]

March 13th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on After stroke, Mexican-Americans do worse on tests predicting self-care