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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 438679, 8 pages
Physical Activity Patterns of Acute Stroke Patients Managed in a Rehabilitation Focused Stroke Unit
1School of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3086, Australia
2Physiotherapy Department, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
3Stroke Division, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne, VIC 3084, Australia
Received 29 April 2013; Accepted 22 July 2013
Academic Editor: Jacob J. Sosnoff
Copyright © 2013 Tanya West and Julie Bernhardt. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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