Modified rankin scale score often changes between 3 and 12 months following ischemic stroke

Takeaway

  • Over a third of the people recovering from ischemic stroke have changes in modified Rankin Scale between day 90 and 1 year.

Why this matters ?

    The modified Rankin Scale is usually measured 90 days after a stroke due to the presumed stability of stroke recovery at this timepoint. These novel findings highlight the importance of focusing on additional outcomes, as clinical progress appears to be masked in many people recovering from ischemic stroke. These findings have important implications for rehabilitative therapy and stroke research.