Sensorimotor Control after Stroke
The Behavioural Consequences of Stroke
T.A. Schweizer, R.L. MacDonald
Approximately two-thirds of stroke survivors have residual neurological deficits that impair function and approximately 50 % are left with disabilities that render them dependent on others for activities of daily living. While the economic burden of stroke on the health care system is substantial (approximately $2.7 billion and 3 million hospital days annually) , the human cost to stroke survivors, and their families is incalculable. Despite improvements in acute stroke care, understanding of recovery processes is still relatively underdeveloped and there is a need for new innovative approaches to improve rehabilitation, promote recovery, lessen disability, and prevent subsequent stroke.
Staines WR, Bolton DAE, McIlroy WE. Sensorimotor Control after Stroke. The Behavioural Consequences of Stroke; Schweizer, T.A., MacDonald, R.L. (Eds) 2014, 37-49