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6th Edition of International Conference on Neurology and Brain Disorders

October 24 -26, 2022

October 24 -26, 2022 | Orlando, Florida, USA
INBC 2022

Yasemin Tuğçe Yayla

Speaker at Neurology and Brain Disorders 2022 - Yasemin Tuğçe Yayla
Memorial Sisli Hospital, Turkey
Title : A retrospective exploration of in-hospital rehabilitation findings in post-stroke patients: functional measures and complications


Background: Stroke is a disabling disease due to its functional impairments and complications. In this study, we aimed to examine the clinical profiles, practical outcomes, and complications during rehabilitation of patients hospitalized with stroke.

Methods: In this single center, retrospective study, 49 patients who experienced stroke (post-stroke time range, 1–72 months; mean age 56 ± 13.17 years; sex, 40 men and 9 women; stroke etiology, 61.2% ischemic; hemiplegic side, 57.1% left; median length of hospital stay, 102.69 ± 86.17 days) were assessed between January 03, 2020 and January 03, 2022. Comparisons and correlations between Brunnstrom motor staging, Functional Ambulation Scale, and Barthel Index of activities of daily living scores as well as complications recorded at hospital admission, stay and discharge were statistically analyzed.

Results: A statistically significant improvement in Brunnstrom motor staging, Functional Ambulation Scale, and Barthel Index scores was observed at discharge compared to those at hospital admission (p<0.001). The most common complications during inpatient rehabilitation were urinary tract infections, pneumonia, decubitus, and conjunctivitis (75.51%, 38.78%, 18.37%, and 10.2%, respectively). Correlation analysis showed a significant negative correlation between the improved Functional Ambulation Scale and Barthel Index scores and decreased risk of complications (Spearman’s rho r = -0.419 and r = -0.565 for pneumonia; r = -0.362 and r = -0.305 for decubitus; r = -0.299 and r = -0.380 for conjunctivitis, respectively).

Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that improvement in functional measures is essential during rehabilitation to decrease the risk of complications in patients post stroke. We believe that management, monitoring, and follow-up of post-stroke patients are high-priority issues to consider.



I am Yasemin Tuğçe Yayla. I studied at East Mediterranean University. I have experience in Yağmur Özer Education Center in Bursa. I have been working at Memorial Şişli Hospital since 2017. I have an internship in Ordu Medical Park Hospital between 2012-2016. I participated in proprioception and education course 5-9 November 2014. I have a diabetic foot assessment and cad-cam underlay application certificate between 5  - 9 November 2014. I have an internship at East Meditterrian University between 2015-2016. I have an internship in Gazimağusa Government Hospital between 2015-2016. I have an internship at Hacettepe University Hospital between 1 July- 22 August 2016.I have attended the first global Turkish physical therapy and rehabilitation congress from 8-9 April 2016.