Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Aug 12, 2015 - Medical - 768 pages

Learn to confidently manage the growing number of stroke rehabilitation clients with Gillen's Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, 4th Edition. Using a holistic and multidisciplinary approach, this text remains the only comprehensive, evidence-based stroke rehabilitation resource for occupational therapists. The new edition has been extensively updated with the latest information, along with more evidence-based research added to every chapter. As with previous editions, this comprehensive reference uses an application-based method that integrates background medical information, samples of functionally based evaluations, and current treatment techniques and intervention strategies.

  • Evidence-based clinical trials and outcome studies clearly outline the basis for stroke interventions.
  • UNIQUE! Survivor's Perspectives help readers understand the stroke rehabilitation process from the client'' point-of-view.
  • UNIQUE! Case studies challenge readers to apply rehabilitation concepts to realistic scenarios.
  • UNIQUE! A multidisciplinary approach highlights discipline-specific distinctions in stroke rehabilitation among occupation and physical therapists, physicians, and speech-language pathologists.
  • Review questions in each chapter help readers assess their understanding of rehabilitation concepts.
  • Key terms and chapter objectives at the beginning of each chapter help readers study more efficiently.
  • Three new chapters broaden your understanding of stroke intervention in the areas of Using Technology to Improve Limb Function, Managing Speech and Language Deficits after Stroke, and Parenting after Stroke.
  • Learning activities and interactive references on a companion Evolve Resources website help you review textbook content and locate additional information.
 

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Contents

1 Foundations of Stroke Rehabilitation
1
2 Maximizing Participation in Everyday Activities
103
3 Maximizing Outcomes for Specific Problem Areas Following Stroke
329
Glossary
732
Index
740
Inside Back Cover
757
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