Development and validation of a comprehensive neuropsychological and language rehabilitation for stroke survivors: A home-based caregiver-delivered intervention program

Conclusions: This intervention can be feasible to administer as a home-based intervention and may help to alleviate language and neuropsychological complaints after stroke in low-literate or mixed-cultural populations. Further, large sample size studies are recommended.
Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Peer-befriending was an acceptable intervention. Benefits for emotional wellbeing and companionship were reported. The shared experience in the befriending relationship was highly valued.Implications for RehabilitationThe lived experience of stroke and aphasia of befrienders was highly valued by people with aphasia receiving peer-befriending.Training, regular supervision, and support for befrienders with practicalities such as organising visits ensured the befriending scheme was perceived as straightforward and acceptable by befriendees.Those receiving peer-befriending would recommend it to others; they found i...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions We suggest both the CESD-R and the SADQ-10 be used together to screen for depression in persons with aphasia. Further studies with larger sample sizes need to be conducted to establish validity of other depression screening instruments in person with aphasia.PMID:33989032 | DOI:10.1044/2021_JSLHR-20-00621
Source: Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: We have identified healthcare providers' priorities for addressing international practice change across socioeconomic regions. By focusing on the most feasible key areas, we can aid the channeling of appropriate resources to bridge the disparities in stroke outcomes across HICs, UMICs and LMICs.IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATIONIt is pertinent to examine the differences in priorities of stroke rehabilitation professionals and the feasibility of implementing evidence-based practice across socioeconomic regions.There is an urgent necessity for the development of clinical practice guidelines for stroke rehabilitation...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS &IMPLICATIONS: To promote adjustment in the acute phase, hospital staff should prioritize the humanizing aspects of care provision. In the post-acute phase, clinicians play an integral role in supporting adjustment and can help by focusing on relationship-centred care, monitoring mental health, promoting quality improvement across the continuum of care and supporting advocacy. What this paper adds What is already known on the subject Anxiety and depression are common consequences of stroke, with depression rates high at 33% at 1 year post-onset. There is evidence that the psychological needs of people with ...
Source: International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: SUPERB peer-befriending for people with aphasia post-stroke experiencing low levels of distress was feasible. There was preliminary evidence of benefit in terms of depression. Peer-befriending is a suitable intervention to explore further in a definitive trial.Clinical trial registration-URL: Unique identifier: NCT02947776Subject terms: Translational research, mental health, rehabilitation, quality and outcomes, stroke.PMID:33624514 | DOI:10.1177/0269215521995671
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Yu BH, Xing Y, Zhang F Abstract Electroacupuncture (EA) stimulation is a supplementary therapy and commonly applied in treatment of ischemic stroke in clinic. Stroke is an important cause of long-term disability in individuals in both developing and developed countries. In our review, we show the application of EA stimulation for apoplectic pain, limbs spasticity, blood flow interruption, depression, swallowing dysfunction, aphasia, urinary incontinence, cognition and memory impairment, and constipation following stroke in patients and the related mechanisms in animals. The effectiveness of EA involves wit...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Conclusion Addressing the identified barriers and facilitators to stepped psychological care will improve the viability of implementing this evidence-based framework after post-stroke aphasia. Change may be driven through specialist training for health professionals in communication support; mood assessment and treatments; modification of physical space; and accessible resources. PMID: 33232219 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research
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