Stroke is the foremost cause of physical disability worldwide. According to Dalal (2008), approximately 20 million people will suffer from stroke each year and of these 5 million will not survive. Due to marked improvements in acute management, number of stroke survivors is on a rise in India, leading to increase disability index significantly. From my own past year experience working with stroke individuals in India, an astonishing figure came to light that out of 12 stroke participants seen from May 2011 to April 2012, 9 stroke survivors aged between 22 years to 42 years. This key observation is in line with Indian stroke literature, which states that 12% of strokes occur in the population aged less than 40 years (Shah, Mathur, 2006).
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