Spasticity Watch TM
Information for Neurorehabilitation Nurses
Chair: June Halper, MSN, ANP, FAAN
Editorial Board: Denise Corey, RN; Sue Sauer, RN; Carol Saunders, BSN; Liz Swords, MS
Spasticity includes seven major symptoms, referred to in this publication as the Spasticity Symptom Chain. The seven major symptom complexes are altered mobility, safety issues, bowel and bladder problems, sexual difficulties, cognitive and emotional problems, altered comfort and hygiene, and sleep disruption and fatigue. Each issue of Spasticity Watch provides detailed information about and addresses treatment options unique to a symptom complex in the chain. Case studies will be included to illustrate the challenges faced by spasticity patients and their caregivers.
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