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Long-term stroke survivors believe they do better with horse, music therapy

(Reuters Health) - A small Swedish study of stroke patients finds that activities such as horseback riding and rhythm-and-music therapy can help them feel like they're recovering faster, even if their stroke occurred years earlier.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

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Conditions:   Stroke;   Hand Injuries Interventions:   Other: STANDARD REHAB;   Device: SONICHAND Sponsor:   Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri SpA Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
The purpose of this case study is to retrospectively investigate the use of neurologic music therapy (NMT) for gait training in addition to standard practice of care in the inpatient rehabilitation setting following stroke.
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the number one cause of long-term disability. Seventy-five percent of annual stroke victims are older than 65. Post-stroke depression (PSD) is a common consequence of stroke, with the estimated prevalence ranging from 25% to 79%. Although several studies have investigated the impact of pharmacological interventions on PSD, there is a significant gap in knowledge regarding the efficacy of nonpharmacological measures for treatment of PSD. The purpose of the current integrative literature review was to synthesize the state of knowledge on selected nonpharmacological treatments fo...
Source: Research in gerontological nursing - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Conclusions—Multimodal interventions can improve long-term perception of recovery, as well as balance, gait, grip strength, and working memory in a mixed population of individuals in late phase after stroke.Clinical Trial Registration—URL: http//www.ClinicalTrials.gov. Unique identifier: NCT01372059.
Source: Stroke - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Clinical Studies, Rehabilitation, Quality and Outcomes, Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke, Ischemic Stroke Original Contributions Source Type: research
Rehabilitation programs that involve a multisensory intervention improved gait, balance, strength, and cognition in late-stage stroke survivors.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the number one cause of long-term disability. Seventy-five percent of annual stroke victims are older than 65. Post-stroke depression (PSD) is a common consequence of stroke, with the estimated prevalence ranging from 25% to 79%. Although several studies have investigated the impact of pharmacological interventions on PSD, there is a significant gap in knowledge regarding the efficacy of nonpharmacological measures for treatment of PSD. The purpose of the current integrative literature review was to synthesize the state of knowledge on selected nonpharmacological treatments fo...
Source: Research in gerontological nursing - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
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