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Driving After Mild Stroke

      In the U.S. over 305,000 people have a mild stroke each year.
      • Wolf T.J.
      • Baum C.
      • Conner L.T.
      Changing face of stroke: implications for occupational therapy practice.
      Even mild stroke may lead to difficulties with physical function, thinking, and vision.
      • Hu X.
      • Heyn P.C.
      • Schwartz J.
      • Roberts P.
      What is mild stroke?.
      Because of these challenges, people with mild stroke can complete basic tasks fairly easily, but may have difficulty returning to complex tasks like driving.
      • Hu X.
      • Heyn P.C.
      • Schwartz J.
      • Roberts P.
      What is mild stroke?.
      Approximately 1 out of every 5 adults with mild stroke report difficulty with driving.
      • Edwards D.F.
      • Hahn M.
      • Baum C.
      • Dromerick A.W.
      The impact of mild stroke on meaningful activity and life satisfaction.
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