Stroke Unit : Does it make a difference ? Assessment of the early effectiveness of a Stroke Unit in improving functional state in Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital
Abstact Stroke unit has been believed as the best institutional care for stroke patients. Recent researches in 1990s indicated that stroke units can produce increasing survival rate and improving the functional state of the patients which can reduce the need for institutional care after stroke. In Indonesia, stroke unit is still new. Because stroke unit has educational role beside its clinical importance, the research about stroke unit especially in its value in managing stroke patients in Indonesia is needed. This study was evaluated the effectiveness of stroke unit care in managing stroke patients especially in improving the functional state of the patients in compared with conventional care of stroke corner in general neurology ward. This study indicated that both stroke unit (SU) and stroke corner in general neurology ward (SC) shows reduction in NIHSS score. In Stoke Unit, the reduction of NIHSS was 17.35 to 5.31 while in Neurology ward from 13.83 to 8.87.Using independent t-test, the reduction of NIHSS in stroke unit is more significance compared with stroke corner in general neurology ward (p=0,000). (Med J Indones 2006; 15:30-3)
Keywords: Stroke Unit, General Neurology Ward, NIHSS
Copyright (c) 2006 Al Rasyid, M. K. Saleh, Jusuf Misbach
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Authors who publish with Medical Journal of Indonesia agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant Medical Journal of Indonesia right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License that allows others to remix, adapt, build upon the work non-commercially with an acknowledgment of the work’s authorship and initial publication in Medical Journal of Indonesia.
- Authors are permitted to copy and redistribute the journal's published version of the work non-commercially (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in Medical Journal of Indonesia.