Objective: Stroke rehabilitation research suggests a negative relationship between age and functional outcomes after stroke in adults, although the variability in outcome based on age is unclear. This study evaluated the relationship between age and functional outcomes during postacute outpatient rehabilitation. It is hypothesized that there will be significant differences in outcomes with those in the highest age range showing the least functional gain. Method: Participants (N = 120) consisted of adults aged 40 to 79, 2-3 months post-stroke and enrolled in outpatient brain injury rehabilitation. The sample was stratified by age group: 40-49 (n = 40); 50-59 (n = 43); 60-69 (n = 22); 70-79 (n = 15). Each group was 55-70% male. Groups did not differ significantly in education (total sample mean = 16.7 years) or substance-abuse history. Functional outcome was measured using the Mayo Portland Adaptability Inventory (MPAI-4) and a productivity scale (unpublished) at admission and discharge....

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