Thieves' MarketSelected Factors Against Functional Performance in Patients in the Early Period After StrokePrzysada, Grzegorz MD; Leszczak, Justyna MSc; Czenczek-Lewandowska, Ewelina MSc; Podgórska-Bednarz, Justyna PhD; Wyszyn´ska, Justyna PhD; Baran, Joanna MSc; Weres, Aneta MSc; Druz·bicki, Mariusz PhDAuthor Information Medical Department, Institute of Physiotherapy, University of Rzeszow, Poland (Drs Przysada, Podgórska-Bednarz, Wyszyn´ska, and Drużbicki, and Mss Leszczak, Czenczek-Lewandowska, Baran, and Weres; and Clinical Department of Rehabilitation in the Regional Hospital No. 2 in Rzeszow, Poland Drs Przysada and Drużbicki. Correspondence: Ewelina Czenczek-Lewandowska, MSc, Institute of Physiotherapy, University of Rzeszow, Ul Warszawska 26 A, 35-205 Rzeszów, Poland (email@example.com). The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation: October/December 2017 - Volume 33 - Issue 4 - p 238-243 doi: 10.1097/TGR.0000000000000160 Buy Metrics Abstract The main objective of the study was to evaluate the impact of selected clinical factors on functional performance in 693 patients in the early period after stroke. The level of functional performance of each patient was evaluated twice (before and after 4 weeks of rehabilitation) using the short version of the Barthel Index. A comprehensive 4-week rehabilitation program significantly improved the functional performance of stroke survivors (P = .0001). There was no significant relationship between functional improvement and age (P = .3800), sex (P = .4085), type of stroke (P = .7498), and side of paresis (P = .1573). © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.