Stroke Rehabilitation - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780323172813, 9780323172837

Stroke Rehabilitation

4th Edition

A Function-Based Approach

Author: Glen Gillen
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323172813
eBook ISBN: 9780323172837
eBook ISBN: 9780323172820
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 12th August 2015
Page Count: 768

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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.

Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

Part I: Foundations of Stroke Rehabilitation
1. Pathophysiology, Medical Management and Acute Rehabilitation of Stroke Survivors
2. Improving Participation and Quality of Life through Occupation
3. Task-Oriented Approach to Stroke Rehabilitation
4. Activity-Based Intervention in Stroke Rehabilitation
5. Client Centeredness: A Survivor's Perspective

Part 2: Maximizing Participation in Everyday Activities
6. Enhancing Performance of Activities of Daily Living
7. Activities of Daily Living Adaptations: Managing the Environment with One-Handed Techniques
8. Functional Mobility
9. Gait Awareness
10. Return to Work
11. Driving and Community Mobility as an Instrumental Activity of Daily Living
12. Parenting after Stroke
13. Sexual Function and Intimacy
14. Leisure Participation after Stroke
15. Caregivers and Caregiving

Part 3: Maximizing Outcomes for Specific Problem Areas Following Stroke
16. Psychological Aspects of Stroke Rehabilitation
17. Approaches to Motor Control Dysfunction: An Evidence-Based Review
18. Trunk Control: Supporting Functional Independence
19. Overview of Balance Impairments: Functional Implications
20. Vestibular Rehabilitation and Stroke
21. Upper Extremity Function and Management
22. Rehabilitation Technologies to Promote Upper Limb Recovery after Stroke
23. Edema Control
24. Splinting Applications
25. Managing Visual and Visuospatial Impairments to Optimize Function 
26. Impact of Neurobehavioral Deficits on Activities of Daily Living
27. Treatment of Cognitive-Perceptual Deficits: A Function-Based Approach 
28. Seating and Wheeled Mobility Prescription
29. Managing Speech and Language Deficits after Stroke
30. Dysphagia Management
31. Home Evaluation and Modifications

Electronic Chapters
32. How Therapists Think: Exploring Therapists’ Reasoning When Working with Patients Who Have Cognitive and Perceptual Problems Following Stroke
33. A Survivor’s Perspective II: Stroke


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About the Author

Glen Gillen

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Director and Associate Professor, Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Occupational Therapy), Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York