What is the prognosis of spasticity following stroke?

Updated: Jun 28, 2019
  • Author: Krupa Pandey, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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In several studies examining patients at 12 months post-stroke, spasticity has been estimated to occur in up to 46% of patients 12 months after stroke. [11, 12, 13] Spasticity is associated with a negative impact on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of stroke survivors with statistically and clinically meaningful differences existing between stroke survivors with and without spasticity. These results suggest an opportunity to improve HRQoL among stroke survivors with spasticity. [1]


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