I just wonder if anyone has had experience with morbidly obese patients in regards to stroke rehabilitation. I would be interested in both- personal experience but also papers or other literature (e.g. rehab guidelines or physiotherapy accounts) highlighting the special circumstances and challenges sourrounding this group of patients. There is a lot of literature about secondary prevention of stroke but nothing about the special needs (physio, special hoists, chairs, oversize rhabilitation kit,etc.) and complications around rehabilitation of large patients. Do they do as well as the general population after stroke, do they have higher complication rate (one would assume) and less succesful rehabilitation, what help is available, what extra measures are needed, etc.
I would be grateful for any input and response.