Recovery After a Stroke

  • G. Ribbers
  • T. BushnikEmail author


The severity and nature of the sequelae of a stroke are determined by the cause, location and extent of the injury, the general physical condition of the patient, his or hers psychological make-up such as the preferred coping style and the social context such as being involved in a relationship or not. The process of stroke rehabilitation is aimed at reducing the (impact) of these sequelae, to regain independence and optimal participation in society. As such outcomes of stroke rehabilitation may be broadly defined ranging from body functions, to coping to social participation. This chapter focuses on recovery ranging from spontaneous neurological recovery, treatment induced recovery to social participation and points out the important role of the stroke nurse.


Recovery International Classification of Functioning Interdisciplinary rehabilitation Stroke nurse 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineRijndam Rehabilitation and Erasmus University MCRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.NYU Health Rusk Rehabilitation and University of OttawaNew YorkUSA

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