We read the article by Cogan et al with great interest and appreciate the authors’ efforts to investigate the association between therapy time and cognitive recovery of stroke patients in inpatient post-acute care facilities.
1The study showed that higher-intensity occupational therapy services were associated with better cognitive outcomes at discharge. However, no association was found between speech-language therapy time and cognitive outcomes.
- Cogan A.M.
- Weaver J.A.
- Davidson L.F.
- et al.
Association of therapy time and cognitive recovery in stroke patients in post-acute rehabilitation.
J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2021; 22: 453-458.e3
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Published online: February 25, 2021
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- Response to Hori et al, “Association of Speech Therapy Time and Cognitive Recovery in Stroke Patients: A Comparison of Studies”Journal of the American Medical Directors AssociationVol. 22Issue 6
- PreviewWe thank our colleagues for their interest in our work. Our respective studies point to different results on the association between therapy time and cognitive outcomes in post-acute care patients with stroke. Specifically, Hori and colleagues identified 7 differences; we respond to each point below.