New guidelines aim to improve rehab for children after stroke

More than half of children with stroke have long-term disabilities

Children who have had a stroke require rehabilitation from a team of diverse health professionals and their family should be involved in creating a care plan, according to Australia’s first evidence-based guidelines on child stroke recovery.

Half of children with stroke have long-term disabilities

The Subacute Rehabilitation of Childhood Stroke Clinical Guidelines, launched this week by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) in Melbourne, are designed to improve the care of the 100-300 Australian children who experience stroke each year.

The aim is to reduce long

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