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Table 1 Functional and cognitive problems experienced by post-stroke residents

From: Stroke and Nursing Home care: a national survey of nursing homes

Functional/Cognitive Problem identified Public
N = 398
%
Private
N = 172
%
Overall (% of the total number)
N = 570
Communication Difficulty 51 51 51
Swallow difficulty 54 45 52
Cognitive impairment 66 59 64
Positioning needs 87 80 85
Limited independence 85 89 86
Risk of falls 86 90 87
Decreased independence in transfers (bed to chair and back) 90 84 88
Decreased balance 90 85 86
Poor mobility/Mobility needs 93 87 83
Residual weakness after stroke 93 89 92