Future Research Directions For Rehabilitation Of Patients With Apds

  • Additional randomized control trials are needed to determine the efficacy of rehabilitation across the short and long term.
  • An investigation of the relationship between functional gains and the impact on quality of life is needed.
  • The relationship between impairment-level gains and change in function needs to be examined.
  • The critical aspects of treatment that lead to improved function and quality of life need to be identified.
  • Guidelines are needed to categorize which patients are "responders" or "non-responders" to rehabilitation and which patients benefit from a compensatory vs a restorative approach.

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