April 1, 1983

Mossman's Problem-Oriented Approach to Stroke Rehabilitation

Author Affiliations

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minn


by John W. Sharpless, ed 2; 491 pp, with illus, $39.75, paper $32.50, Springfield, III, Charles C Thomas Publisher, 1982.

JAMA. 1983;249(13):1773. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03330370083048

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This textbook has a unique quality in that it is suitable for all the allied health professionals as well as the physicians who make up a rehabilitation team. In other words, this is a good basic text for any stroke rehabilitation program, describing the various problems stroke patients have, by what means these problems are solved, and which allied health professional provides the solutions. Each one of the 25 chapters deals with a particular problem in detail, giving the methodology to relieve the problem not only with a concise and accurate text but also with many excellent illustrations.

There is nothing controversial in the book. It should be acceptable to any program that is interested in the rehabilitation of stroke. The book, therefore, is eminently suitable for physicians and residents who are interested in improving their expertise in stroke rehabilitation generally and knowing what can be done by the various