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Can I drive after my stroke?

Authors
  • Puchta, Amy E1
  • 1 Minnesota Stroke Initiative, University of Minnesota.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of vascular and interventional neurology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
1
Issue
1
Pages
32–32
Identifiers
PMID: 22518215
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Stroke can advesely affect movements, sensations, alertness, awareness, coordination, and judgement, all of which may impair the ability to drive a car. Many stroke patients consider driving to be essential to their quality of life and want to drive if at all possible. Thus, the physician may be challenged with a tough decision about whether a patient should be allowed to drive. Referral to an occupational therapist can be of great help.

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