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Table 1 The 3 recommendations in the SNGSC and assessment tools used to assess targeted functioning

From: Assessing feasibility and acceptability of study procedures: getting ready for implementation of national stroke guidelines in out-patient health care

Recommendation Specification Assessment tools
1)“Training with physiotherapist” [3] “Rehabilitation interventions aimed at improving motor function, balance, walking ability and daily life activities (ADL)” [3]. • Berg Balance Scale [33]
• Rivermead mobility index [34]
• 6 min walk test [35] combined with the Borg RPE scale [36]
• Barthel Index [30]
• Katz Extended ADL Index [37]
• Stroke Impact Scale [31, 38]
2) “Training in ADL in the home setting after discharge” [3] “Training in ADL in the home setting after discharge, in case of limitations in ADL post stroke, limits the risk of an unfavorable outcome and improves the ability to perform ADL” [3] • Barthel Index [30]
• Katz Extended ADL Index [37]
• Stroke Impact Scale [31, 38]
3) “Task specific training” [3] “Task specific training aiming to increase activity performance in specified activities among individuals with impaired movement- related function” [3] Impaired movement-related functioning is assessed in recommendations 1 and 2