M. Tracy Morrison, Dorothy F. Edwards, Gordon Muir Giles; Performance-Based Testing in Mild Stroke: Identification of Unmet Opportunity for Occupational Therapy. Am J Occup Ther 2014;69(1):6901360010p1-6901360010p5. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.011528.
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Age at first stroke is decreasing, and most strokes are mild to moderate in severity. Executive function (EF) deficits are increasingly recognized in the stroke population, but occupational therapists have not altered their evaluation methods to fully accommodate changing patient needs. We present a hierarchical performance-based testing (PBT) pathway using data to illustrate how PBT could identify patients with mild stroke-related EF deficits in need of occupational therapy intervention. Data suggest that a substantial number of patients with EF deficits after mild stroke could benefit from occupational therapy services.
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