Reintegration and returning to work

Ongoing community support after a stroke is important, as many people who have a stroke will continue to have some physical impairment or trouble communicating.[1]

Reintegration after a stroke Any sudden neurological problem caused by a bleed or a clot in a blood vessel. - into the person's family or the community in general - is an important aspect of rehabilitationThe treatment of a person with an illness or disability to improve their function and health.. Factors that can be improved with rehabilitationThe treatment of a person with an illness or disability to improve their function and health. include depression, poor communication and low self-esteem.[1]

While stroke is often considered to be a disease of older people, many younger people are affected each year. In fact, of the estimated 17 million people worldwide who experienced a first stroke in the year 2000, around a quarter were less than 65 years old. Such figures highlight the importance of being able to return to work post-stroke.[2]

References: 
  1. Chau JPC, Thompson DR, Twinn S et al. Determinants of participation restriction among community dwelling stroke survivors: a path analysis. BMC Neurology 2009; 9: 49.
  2. Hackett ML, Glozier N, Jan S et al. Psychosocial outcomes in stroke: the POISE observational stroke study protocol. BMC Neurology 2009; 9: 24.