Stroke is a major cause of death and other complications worldwide. In Saudi Arabia, stroke has become an emerging health issue leading to disability and death. However, stroke care including rehabilitation services, in Saudi Arabia lags behind developed countries. Stroke rehabilitation is an essential recovery option after stroke and should start as early as possible to avoid potential complications. The growing evidence on stroke rehabilitation eﬀectiveness in diﬀerent health care settings and outcome measures used widely are reviewed in this call to action paper.
Neurosciences 2016; Vol. 20 (4)