Injury, disability or diseases are among the factors that can affect the ability to carry out activities of daily living (ADLs). Stroke, for example, is the number one cause of disability among American adults. According to the National Stroke Association, about 5.4 million Americans face every day hampered by the effects of stroke, while millions more of their family members are involved in helping them recover. Occupational therapy is vital to improve quality of life.
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