Study design/findings

(Kernan, 1991): Minor Stroke was defined as the presence of full strength in all but one limb, in which there could be only a mild weakness, and the absence of more than mild dysphasia, or patients with monocular blindness who did not recover beyond 24 hours [8] .

Retrospective cohort study: The study result showed that, clinical features such as the age of more than 65 years, diabetes, and hypertension, can be combined to stratify effectively the risk for a subsequent stroke or death in patients with minor stroke or TIA.

(Carlsson et al., 2004): Mild Stroke was defined as no or slight motor impairment or a high level of independence in personal ADL [9] .

A qualitative design: This study result showed Astheno-Emotional Syndrome with mental fatiguability as one of the most common symptoms affecting many dimensions of everyday life, which in turn affected the performance of activities and independence.

(Johansson et al., 2007): Mild Stroke was defined as the absence of significant limitations of functions [10] .

Quantitative method: Results showed that women with a mild stroke experience ADL problem have the potential to be independent if they received adequate rehabilitation.

(Muren et al., 2008) Mild stroke was defined as the ability to walk more than 10 meters independently, live at home, be independent in activities of daily living [11] .

Quantitative method: According to this study, HRQoL was reduced with the lowest SIS scores in the domains of strength, hand function, and participation domains and the highest scores in the domains of mobility, communication, activities of daily living/instrumental activities of daily living, and memory.

(Jones Michael R. et al., 2000): Minor Stroke definition was determined by using the absence of motor deficits or presence of mild hemiparesis with or without dysarthria and without alteration in sensation [12] .

Retrospective cohort: The study found evidence of a small but significant racial difference in initial stroke severity, with black individuals having more severe strokes.

(National Institute of Neurological Disorders Stroke rt-PA Stroke Study Group, 2005): Minor Stroke was attributed to all patients in the study without measurable deficit on the NIHSS score, pure sensory stroke, isolated ataxia, isolated dysarthria, and isolated facial weakness neglect, horizontal eye movements, or visual fields [13] .

Clinical trial: The result of this clinical trial suggests that the risk-benefit ratio for using tissue plasminogen activator in minor-stroke patients favors treatment in eligible patients.

(Liu-Ambrose et al., 2007): Minor Stroke was defined as functionally minimal impairments of finer movement but with controlled and normal movement through the full range [14] .

Cross-sectional analysis: The study found that impaired cognitive flexibility, specifically response inhibition, may exert an influence on falls through impaired balance and mobility.