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Study Shows Racial Disparities in Post-Stroke Functional Independence
  • April 11, 2016
  • Lyons P&O

fastResearchers found racial disparities in reported functional independence for patients after a stroke, according to recently published results.

Charles Ellis, PhD, from the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at East Carolina University, and colleagues from the Medical University of South Carolina, surveyed a group of 162 stroke survivors at 1 year after stroke. Overall, 106 patients were white and 56 patients were black. The survey’s 20 questions measured activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) performance, life participation and driving…

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