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Gender in neurorehabilitation

Session outline

The symposium aims to examine gender differences in neurorehabilitation across different conditions and age groups, utilizing an intersectional framework to better understand the societal factors at play. Stroke rehabilitation recognizes the presence of gender disparities in recovery rates, whereby women tend to exhibit superior initial motor recovery while men demonstrate enhanced cognitive recovery. Critical factors include gender-specific psychological reactions and complex support considerations. Hormonal factors, such as estrogen, may exert an influence on the process of recovery.

Learning outcomes

  1. Participants will learn about the gender differences and disparities that exist in neurorehabilitation
  2. Participants will learn about the gender differences and disparities in the goal settings, evaluations, rehabilitation program, and outcome measurements
  3. Participants will gain skills to assist in recognizing and ameliorating differences in care for women compared to men and be able to apply chemodenervation. 
  4. Participants will be able to apply gender-focused rehabilitation approaches to optimize outcomes and improve health and functionality for individuals seeking recovery from neurological conditions. 

Target audience

We expect that this short workshop will be attractive to

  • Administrators
  • Policy makers
  • Rehabilitation Physicians
  • Allied health
  • Medical practitioners
  • Students
  • Trainees
  • Nursing staff


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