Stroke is the second most leading cause of mortality and disability across the globe. Stroke is one of the major public health problems especially in developing countries like India that pose multiple challenges to the stroke survivors, their care-givers and to the team of health care providers. Though multiple therapeutic interventions co-exist, but the recovery following stroke stands incomplete and the stroke survivors remain disabled for the rest of their life.
Stroke recovery is associated with the neuro plasticity. Retraining stroke individuals is a complex task. Many therapeutic interventions and rehabilitation programs help an individual in gaining recovery following stroke. India has high incidence and prevalence of stroke with many affected people having no or limited access to rehabilitation services. India with its culturally diverse environment and economically developing status presents unique challenges in providing stroke care.
Various myths, misconceptions, poor knowledge about stroke, and poor availability of health resources afflict the nation and present barriers in stroke management. A multipronged approach to bring various disciplines together with the help of newer technologies such as smartphones and its applications need to be evolved to fight this catastrophic disease.
In this presentation, the author will highlight: -
- The present scenario of stroke intervention in Indian rehabilitation set ups
- Different types of stroke care
- The community based Stroke prevention and Rehabilitation
- The existing barriers to Stroke rehabilitation,
- Technology assisted stroke intervention,
- The integrated care in stroke and the interdisciplinary rehabilitation
- The overall outcome of stroke care in a nutshell.
What will audience learn from your presentation?
The audience will be able
- To understand a broad picture of Stroke prevention and care in India
- Deep understanding of barriers will open new gateways for new models of stroke care in India.
- Thorough understanding of the existing technology used in stroke care and their limitations in Indian scenario.
- Audience will be able to expand the horizon of existing knowledge regarding stroke care in India. They will get new window of opportunity to conduct various intervention based researches in stroke rehabilitation.
- The study will open doors for international collaboration with reputed organizations and associations working day-night to get better outcome in stroke in the field of academic and research. It might help in gaining better outcomes and delimiting the existing barriers in the field of stroke rehabilitation in India.
- The collaboration will help in increasing awareness on stroke and promoting general health with key focus to reduce morbidity and mortality rates in stroke in Indian population.
- This will also help in gaining better outcome by innovating new intervention strategies in stroke thereby overcoming the limitations of the existing set of treatment options in Indian stroke care units.