Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. Dr Judi Edmans Therapists Specialist
  1. Dr Judi Edmans Therapists Specialist2,
  2. Fiona Coupar1 and
  3. Dr. Adam Gordon2

Published Online: 13 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323801.ch1

Occupational Therapy and Stroke, Second Edition

Occupational Therapy and Stroke, Second Edition

How to Cite

Edmans, J., Coupar, F. and Gordon, A. (2010) Introduction, in Occupational Therapy and Stroke, Second Edition (ed J. Edmans), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323801.ch1

Editor Information

  1. University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

  2. 2

    University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 25 JUN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405192668

Online ISBN: 9781444323801

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Keywords:

  • stroke, a complex condition - with knowledge base increasing;
  • WHO and stroke - a clinical syndrome, signs of focal or global disturbance of cerebral functions;
  • stroke, major public health care concern - impact on individuals;
  • stroke, third most common cause of death - after heart disease and cancer;
  • Face–Arm–Speech Test - ‘FAST’ acronym by the Stroke Association;
  • Transient ischaemic attack (TIA) - describing stroke symptoms;
  • International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF);
  • computerised tomography or magnetic resonance imaging;
  • erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) - elevation, showing infection, vasculitis or carcinoma;
  • National Services Framework (NSF) for older people - clinical guidelines, and level of intervention

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition of stroke

  • Impact of stroke

  • Symptoms of stroke

  • Causes of stroke

  • Classification of stroke

  • International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health

  • Medical investigations following stroke and TIA

  • The prevention of recurrence of stroke (secondary prevention)

  • Neuroanatomy

  • Damage that can occur in different areas of the brain

  • Policy documents relating to stroke

  • Self-evaluation questions