Following stroke, recovery should be routinely measured and recorded over time. Evidence indicates that although most recovery occurs in the first 6-8 weeks post-event, many people can continue to recover months and even years after stroke. This ongoing potential to recover is because of the brain’s natural ability to reorganise in response to changes in behavioural demands.
This proposal: Stroke FORM Upper Limb Function is focused on upper limb function. However, it might assist you in sorting out an evidence-based approach to measuring other functional outcomes. If you develop another area of focus and would like to share it with others, contact me via the Changing Stroke blog.