Abstract Introduction Stroke and its long-term consequences pose major challenges for the lives of those affected and healthcare systems. Neurological rehabilitation therefore primarily attempts to improve function in order to increase independence in activities of daily living, and to enable social participation. There is only scarce data on dynamics of functional recovery after patients discharge from inpatient neurological rehabilitation. Even less is known about the patient’s perspective on long-term recovery from stroke. The Interdisciplinary Platform for Rehabilitation Research and Innovative Care of Stroke Patients (IMPROVE) aims to address this knowledge gap by providing new insights into the dynamics and extent of functional recovery from stroke beyond inpatient rehabilitation treatment.

 

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Citation Birke, G., Wolf, S., Ingwersen, T. et al. Protocol for a multicenter observational prospective study of functional recovery from stroke beyond inpatient rehabilitation – The Interdisciplinary Platform for Rehabilitation Research and Innovative Care of Stroke Patients (IMPROVE). Neurol. Res. Pract. 2, 10 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s42466-020-00056-2