Comparison of European Stroke Scale and Allen Prognostic Scale in predicting functional outcomes in stroke patients


Cuvalci S., OTMAN A. S. , KÖSE N.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY REHABILITATION-FIZYOTERAPI REHABILITASYON, cilt.19, ss.3-9, 2008 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY REHABILITATION-FIZYOTERAPI REHABILITASYON
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3-9

Özet

Purpose: This study compares the ability of European Stroke Scale (ESS) and Allen Prognostic Scale (APS) to predict functional outcomes as measured by the Barthel Index (B). Material and method: Twenty-four patients were Included in this study. Their average age was 62.17 +/- 13.71 years. Subjects were evaluated at hospital admission, discharge and following 3 and 6 months after discharge with ESS, APS and BI. Results: Through the result of the statistical analysis; the differences between ESS and BI scores In 1st and 2nd assessment were found to be significant (p<0.05), but the same for 3rd and 4th assessments were not significant (p>0.05). Also, the difference between APS and BI scores in the 1st assessment was found to be significant (p<0.05), 2nd, 3rd, and 4th assessments were insignificant (p>0.05). There was a correlation between ESS, APS and BI scores (p<0.01), but there was a stronger correlation between ESS and BI scores than between APS and BI. We found a correlatlon only between APSs of the 3rd and 4th assessments and ages (p<0.05). Conclusion: Our results demonstrate that ESS Is simpler to use and is a better predictor of functional outcomes after 3 month. However, APS is a better predictor of functional outcomes from 1-30 days after stroke than ESS.