Activity participation in children with arterial ischemic stroke

Takeaway

  • Children with arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) with or without hemiparesis had reduced school participation, and severity of hemiparesis was associated with reduced participation at home and in the community.

Why this matters

  • Participation in a variety of activities is crucial to childhood development that may be impaired by the rare occurrence of AIS, particularly if hemiparesis persists.

  • This study underlines the importance of developing participation-focused training strategies for children with and without hemiparesis.