More rapid implementation of rehabilitation therapy following an intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) of any severity led to improved outcomes in terms of reducing disability.
Why this matters
Minimizing the level of disability following ICH is of great importance.
This study shows that delaying the time to onset of rehabilitation therapy results in worsened outcomes for the patient.
Thus, the aim in the future should be to initiate rehabilitation treatment as soon as possible, regardless of stroke severity, and guidelines to confirm patient readiness for acute rehabilitation therapy (ART) are warranted.