Gender and post-stroke functional outcomes

Takeaway

  • Post-stroke functional outcomes following rehabilitation at an intensive neurologic facility were similar between men and women.

Why this matters

  • There are known differences in stroke incidence and risk factors between males and females and overall, it is believed women have worse post-stroke outcomes than men.

  • However, the impact of gender on functional post-stroke recovery is unclear, with conflicting results emerging from a range of studies.