Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The rehabilitative treatment of a 73-yearold male who suffered from a left middle cerebral artery (MCA) thrombotic infarct was observed to analyze the effects of age and psychological and social factors on stroke recovery. The patient was assessed as having minimal verbalization, right side neglect, right hemiparesis, right hemisensory deficits, decreased balance and mild dysphasia. After 29 days of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, he showed improvement in activities of daily living, walking, and communication. He was discharged 33 days poststroke (DPS). Age of the patient and severity of the stroke seemed to be poor predictors of stroke outcome. Early rehabilitation, patient motivation, family support, and treatment in a rehabilitation unit appear to have positively influenced his recovery and may be good predictors of rehabilitative success.
BF1 .M63 v. 3 no. 2 1995
"Recovery from stroke involving the left middle cerebral artery,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 3
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol3/iss2/4