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Traditional manual acupuncture combined with rehabilitation therapy for shoulder hand syndrome after stroke within the Chinese healthcare system.
PMID: 31519132 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - September 15, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Zhang K, Tang Q, Zhao C Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The ESCAPS study: a feasibility randomized controlled trial of early electrical stimulation to the wrist extensors and flexors to prevent post-stroke complications of pain and contractures in the paretic arm.
CONCLUSION: Early initiation of electrical stimulation was acceptable and feasible. Data collection methods used were feasible and acceptable to participants. A large definitive study is needed to determine if electrical stimulation is efficacious and cost effective. PMID: 31423822 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - August 19, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Fletcher-Smith JC, Walker DM, Allatt K, Sprigg N, James M, Ratib S, Boadu J, Richardson C, Pandyan AD Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of a robot intervention on visuospatial hemineglect in postacute stroke patients: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: The study showed that the use of the PARO is well accepted and can help to improve neglect symptoms in patients with subacute stroke. PMID: 31409126 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - August 13, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Karner S, Stenner H, Spate M, Behrens J, Krakow K Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

A physical activity program is no more effective than standard care at maintaining upper limb activity in community-dwelling people with stroke: secondary outcomes from a randomized trial.
CONCLUSION: After intervention, there was no difference between the groups in terms of upper-limb activity. PMID: 31198048 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 14, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Langhammer B, Ada L, Gunnes M, Ihle-Hansen H, Indredavik B, Askim T Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Comparison of the responsiveness of the Utrecht Scale for Evaluation of Rehabilitation (USER) and the Barthel Index in stroke patients.
CONCLUSION: In inpatient rehabilitation after stroke, the USER was less responsive than the Barthel Index. PMID: 31134815 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - May 28, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: van Meijeren-Pont W, Volker G, Vliet Vlieland T, Goossens P Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Stroke patients' and non-professional coaches' experiences with home-based constraint-induced movement therapy: a qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: Patients' and non-professional coaches' narratives offer a detailed insight into the manifold experiences with the practical implementation of homeCIMT that may help improve implementing the homeCIMT programme and similar approaches involving increased training duration and intensity and/or involvement of family members. PMID: 31104476 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - May 20, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Stark A, Färber C, Tetzlaff B, Scherer M, Barzel A Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Moving stroke rehabilitation evidence into practice: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: A large range of interventions are used to facilitate clinical practice change. Education is commonly used, but in isolation is not effective. Multicomponent interventions including facilitation and tailoring to local settings can change clinical practice and are more effective when targeting fewer changes. PMID: 31066289 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - May 8, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Bird ML, Miller T, Connell LA, Eng JJ Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Standard early rehabilitation and lower limb transcutaneous nerve or neuromuscular electrical stimulation in acute stroke patients: a randomized controlled pilot study.
CONCLUSION: Two weeks of transcutaneous nerve stimulation added to standard early rehabilitation improved postural stability and walking in acute stroke patients. PMID: 30977392 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - April 12, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Yen HC, Chen WS, Jeng JS, Luh JJ, Lee YY, Pan GS Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Action observation therapy for improving arm function, walking ability, and daily activity performance after stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: This review suggests that action observation therapy is an effective approach for stroke patients to improve arm and hand motor function, walking ability, gait velocity, and daily activity performance. PMID: 30977387 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - April 12, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Peng TH, Zhu JD, Chen CC, Tai RY, Lee CY, Hsieh YW Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Dynamic Lycra ® orthoses as an adjunct to arm rehabilitation after stroke: a single-blind, two-arm parallel group, randomized controlled feasibility trial.
CONCLUSION: Recruitment and retention were low, and adverse reactions were problematic. There were no indications of clinically relevant effects, but the small sample means definitive conclusions cannot be made. A definitive trial is not warranted without orthoses adaptation. PMID: 30977382 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - April 12, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Morris JH, John A, Wedderburn L, Rauchhaus P, Donnan PT Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effectiveness of electrical stimulation therapy in improving arm function after stroke: a systematic review and a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: Electrical stimulation therapy can effectively improve the arm function in stroke patients. PMID: 30977379 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - April 12, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Yang JD, Liao CD, Huang SW, Tam KW, Liou TH, Lee YH, Lin CY, Chen HC Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The prevalence of frailty among acute stroke patients, and evaluation of method of assessment.
CONCLUSION: Frailty is present in around one in four patients with acute stroke; if pre-frailty is included, then a frailty syndrome is seen in three out of four patients. The Frailty Index is a valid measure of frailty in stroke; however, there is little agreement between this scale and other measurements of frailty. PMID: 30971115 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - April 10, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Taylor-Rowan M, Cuthbertson G, Keir R, Shaw R, Drozdowska B, Elliott E, Stott D, Quinn TJ Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

A qualitative exploration of the effect of visual field loss on daily life in home-dwelling stroke survivors.
CONCLUSIONS:: Visual field loss has a marked impact on stroke survivors. Stroke survivors lack perception of their visual loss in everyday life, resulting in fear and loss of confidence. Activity avoidance is a common response, but in some, it is replaced by self-initiated adaptive techniques. PMID: 30935223 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - April 2, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Hazelton C, Pollock A, Taylor A, Davis B, Walsh G, Brady MC Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of lower limb motor function in patients with stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSION:: rTMS may have short-term therapeutic effects on the lower limbs of patients with stroke. Furthermore, the application of rTMS is safe. However, this evidence is limited by a potential risk of bias. PMID: 30864462 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - March 13, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tung YC, Lai CH, Liao CD, Huang SW, Liou TH, Chen HC Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Wristband Accelerometers to motiVate arm Exercises after Stroke (WAVES): a pilot randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION:: A multicentre RCT of wristband accelerometers to prompt arm activity early after stroke is feasible. A total sample of 108 participants would be required. PMID: 30845829 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - March 7, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Da-Silva RH, Moore SA, Rodgers H, Shaw L, Sutcliffe L, van Wijck F, Price CI Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Caregivers' effects of augmented cognitive-behavioural therapy for post-stroke depressive symptoms in patients: secondary analyses to a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION:: The results suggest that augmented cognitive-behavioural therapy aimed at improving patients' emotional, behavioural and social functioning positively affects some aspects of caregivers' well-being. PMID: 30841744 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - March 7, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kootker JA, van Heugten CM, Kral B, Rasquin SM, Geurts AC, Fasotti L Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Further validation of the Preference-Based Stroke Index three months after stroke.
CONCLUSION:: Preference-Based Stroke Index demonstrated significantly higher construct validity compared to the EuroQol-5D-3L at three months post stroke and can discriminate among known groups. PMID: 30834774 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - March 5, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Appau A, Lencucha R, Finch L, Mayo N Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The effectiveness of somatosensory retraining for improving sensory function in the arm following stroke: a systematic review.
CONCLUSION:: Somatosensory retraining may assist people to regain somatosensory discrimination skills in the arm after stroke. PMID: 30798643 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - February 25, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Turville ML, Cahill LS, Matyas TA, Blennerhassett JM, Carey LM Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The effectiveness of trunk training on trunk control, sitting and standing balance and mobility post-stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS:: In patients suffering from stroke, there is a strong amount of evidence showing that trunk training is able to improve trunk control, sitting and standing balance and mobility. PMID: 30791703 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - February 22, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Van Criekinge T, Truijen S, Schröder J, Maebe Z, Blanckaert K, van der Waal C, Vink M, Saeys W Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The effect and optimal parameters of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on motor recovery in stroke patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSIONS:: rTMS promoted the recovery of limb motor function and changed the cortex excitability. rTMS may be better for early and pure subcortical stroke patients. Regarding different stimulation parameters, the number of stimulation sessions has an impact on the effect of rTMS. PMID: 30773896 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - February 18, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Xiang H, Sun J, Tang X, Zeng K, Wu X Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Cognitive-motor interference in walking after stroke: test-retest reliability and validity of dual-task walking assessments.
CONCLUSION:: The dual-task walking assessments are reliable and valid for evaluating cognitive-motor interference in community-dwelling individuals post-stroke. The lack of correlations between the tasks of different cognitive domains indicates the need of using different cognitive domains in dual-task walking assessment post-stroke. PMID: 30722681 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - February 6, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tsang CSL, Chong DYK, Pang MYC Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

No evidence of effectiveness of mirror therapy early after stroke: an assessor-blinded randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION:: Compared with sham therapy, mirror therapy did not add additional benefit to upper-limb recovery early after stroke. PMID: 30672304 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - January 23, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Antoniotti P, Veronelli L, Caronni A, Monti A, Aristidou E, Montesano M, Corbo M Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Outcome measures in post-stroke arm rehabilitation trials: do existing measures capture outcomes that are important to stroke survivors, carers, and clinicians?
CONCLUSION:: Post-stroke arm rehabilitation research would benefit from a reduction in the number of outcome measures currently used, and better alignment between what is measured and what is important to stroke survivors, carers and clinicians. PMID: 30646750 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - January 15, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Duncan Millar J, van Wijck F, Pollock A, Ali M Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The comparative efficacy of theta burst stimulation or functional electrical stimulation when combined with physical therapy after stroke: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION:: A four-week intervention with TBS or FES combined with PT produces better long-term arm functions as compared to PT alone in patients with acute stroke. PMID: 30618285 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - January 8, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Khan F, Rathore C, Kate M, Joy J, Zachariah G, Vincent PC, Varma RP, Radhakrishnan K Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The impact of environmental enrichment in an acute stroke unit on how and when patients undertake activities.
CONCLUSION:: Communal activities and environmental resources were important contributors to greater activity within the enriched acute stroke unit. PMID: 30582368 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - December 23, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Rosbergen IC, Grimley RS, Hayward KS, Brauer SG Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Early prediction of falls after stroke: a 12-month follow-up of 490 patients in The Fall Study of Gothenburg (FallsGOT).
CONCLUSION:: Poor postural control and using a walking aid in the acute phase after a stroke are associated with falls after discharge from a stroke unit within 12 months after stroke onset. PMID: 30569752 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - December 20, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Samuelsson CM, Hansson PO, Persson CU Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Validation of the Spanish version of the Oxford Cognitive Screen (S-OCS): psychometric properties of a short cognitive stroke-specific screening tool.
CONCLUSION:: Our findings support that the Spanish version of the Oxford Cognitive Screen is a reliable and valid tool for screening cognitive impairments in subacute stroke patients. PMID: 30563369 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - December 19, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Valera-Gran D, López-Roig S, Hurtado-Pomares M, Peral-Gómez P, García-Manzanares M, Sunyer Catlla M, Más Sesé G, Navarrete-Muñoz EM, Sánchez-Pérez A Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Examining the relationships between environmental barriers and leisure in community-dwelling individuals living with stroke.
CONCLUSION:: Individuals with stroke report frequent and large physical and structural environmental barriers to leisure participation, which may be associated with the presence of depressive symptoms. PMID: 30537850 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - December 12, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tang A, Sun B, Pang MY, Harris JE Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The immediate influence of implicit motor learning strategies on spatiotemporal gait parameters in stroke patients: a randomized within-subjects design.
CONCLUSION:: Analogy instructions and environmental constraints can lead to specific, immediate changes in the walking performance and were in general experienced as feasible by the participants. However, the response of an individual patient may vary quite considerably. PMID: 30537847 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - December 12, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kleynen M, Jie LJ, Theunissen K, Rasquin SM, Masters RS, Meijer K, Beurskens AJ, Braun SM Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

A systematic review of measures of adherence to physical exercise recommendations in people with stroke.
CONCLUSION:: There is not a consistent measure of adherence that is currently utilized. Diaries and logbooks are the most frequently utilized tools. PMID: 30458647 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - November 21, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Levy T, Laver K, Killington M, Lannin N, Crotty M Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Five-year follow-up of a cluster-randomized controlled trial of a client-centred activities of daily living intervention for people with stroke.
CONCLUSION:: The client-centred ADL intervention appears to render similar long-term effects as usual ADL interventions for people with stroke, but for significant others signs of depression might be reduced. PMID: 30409049 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - November 9, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Hedman A, Eriksson G, von Koch L, Guidetti S Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

What factors affect clinical decision-making about access to stroke rehabilitation? A systematic review.
CONCLUSION:: The results highlight a lack of clinical guidance to aid decision-making and reveal that a subjective approach to rehabilitation decision-making influenced by patient-level and organizational factors alongside clinicians' characteristics occurs across services and countries. PMID: 30370792 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 29, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Longley V, Peters S, Swarbrick C, Bowen A Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The effect of theta-burst stimulation on unilateral spatial neglect following stroke: a systematic review.
CONCLUSION:: This systematic review found that theta-burst stimulation seems to improve post-stroke unilateral spatial neglect, but because the evidence is limited to a few small studies with varied and inconsistent protocols and use of terminology, no firm conclusion on effectiveness can be drawn. PMID: 30370790 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 29, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Cotoi A, Mirkowski M, Iruthayarajah J, Anderson R, Teasell R Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of robot-(Morning Walk ®) assisted gait training for patients after stroke: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Compared with conventional physiotherapy alone, our results suggest that voluntary strength and balance of stroke patients with hemiparesis might be improved with Morning Walk®-assisted gait training combined with conventional physiotherapy. PMID: 30326747 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 16, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kim J, Kim DY, Chun MH, Kim SW, Jeon HR, Hwang CH, Choi JK, Bae S Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

How is sexuality after stroke experienced by stroke survivors and partners of stroke survivors? A systematic review of qualitative studies.
CONCLUSION: Stroke has a profound impact on how sexuality is experienced by both stroke survivors and partners of stroke survivors. Despite this, post-stroke sexuality is rarely discussed openly. Stroke survivors and partners value sexuality and may benefit from strategies to support adjustment to post-stroke sexuality. PMID: 30180769 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - September 5, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: McGrath M, Lever S, McCluskey A, Power E Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Are the effects of internal focus instructions different from external focus instructions given during balance training in stroke patients? A double-blind randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: External focus instructions did not result in greater improvement in balance skill in stroke patients compared to internal focus instructions. Results suggest that tailoring instructions to the individual stroke patient may result in optimal improvements in motor skill. PMID: 30168348 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - August 31, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kal E, Houdijk H, van der Kamp J, Verhoef M, Prosée R, Groet E, Winters M, van Bennekom C, Scherder E Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of MOTOmed movement therapy on the mobility and activities of daily living of stroke patients with hemiplegia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: MOTOmed movement therapy combined with standard rehabilitation improves mobility and activities of daily living in stroke patients with hemiplegia. PMID: 30088421 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - August 8, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Shen C, Liu F, Yao L, Li Z, Qiu L, Fang S Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Validity and reproducibility of the Functional Gait Assessment in persons after stroke.
CONCLUSION: The FGA demonstrated good measurement properties in persons after stroke and yielded no ceiling effect in contrast to other capacity measures. In clinical practice, a measurement error of 6 points should be taken into account in interpreting changes in walking balance. PMID: 30084264 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - August 7, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Van Bloemendaal M, Bout W, Bus SA, Nollet F, Geurts AC, Beelen A Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of combined intervention of physical exercise and cognitive training on cognitive function in stroke survivors with vascular cognitive impairment: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: The combined intervention produced greater benefits on cognitive function compared to either training alone in stroke survivors with vascular cognitive impairment. PMID: 30064268 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - August 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Bo W, Lei M, Tao S, Jie LT, Qian L, Lin FQ, Ping WX Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Melodic intonation therapy in post-stroke nonfluent aphasia: a randomized pilot trial.
CONCLUSION: Melodic Intonation Therapy might have a positive effect on the communication skills of stroke survivors with nonfluent aphasia as measured by the CAL questionnaire. A full-scale trial with at least 27 patients per group is necessary to confirm these results. PMID: 30056747 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 30, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Haro-Martínez AM, Lubrini G, Madero-Jarabo R, Díez-Tejedor E, Fuentes B Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Bespoke versus off the shelf ankle-foot orthosis for people with stroke: randomized controlled trial.
PMID: 29978714 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kirker S, Tyler A Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Validity of the Actigraph GT3x and influence of the sensor positioning for the assessment of active energy expenditure during four activities of daily living in stroke subjects.
CONCLUSION: This study found large differences and a poor agreement between the active energy expenditure as measured by the Actigraph and the Metamax according to the location of the sensor and the type of task performed by the subject. PMID: 30012036 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Compagnat M, Mandigout S, Chaparro D, Daviet JC, Salle JY Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Attention control comparisons with SLT for people with aphasia following stroke: methodological concerns raised following a systematic review.
CONCLUSION: Distinctions between social support and therapy interventions were eroded. Theoretically based language rehabilitation was the remaining difference in therapy interventions. Social support is an important adjunct to formal language rehabilitation. Therapists should continue to enable those close to the person with aphasia to provide tailored communication support, functional language stimulation and opportunities to apply rehabilitation gains. Systematic group differences in completion rates is a design-related risk of bias in outcomes observed. PMID: 29911416 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Brady MC, Godwin J, Kelly H, Enderby P, Elders A, Campbell P Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

20 years of researching stroke through audit.
This article records and reviews some questions that have been answered using data from the audit: Is the rate of institutional care after rehabilitation a possible measure of outcome? Does stroke unit care in routine practice give the benefits shown in randomized controlled trials? How is the quality of stroke care affected by a patient's age and the time of their stroke? Do patient-reported measures match those obtained from the professionals recording of processes of care? How do the processes of care after stroke affect mortality? Is thrombolysis safe to use in patients over the age of 80? Do staffing levels matter? Do...
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Rudd AG, Hoffman A, Paley L, Bray B Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The efficacy comparison of citalopram, fluoxetine, and placebo on motor recovery after ischemic stroke: a double-blind placebo-controlled randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: There was no significant difference between citalopram and fluoxetine in facilitating post-stroke motor recovery in ischemic stroke patients. However, compared with a placebo, both drugs improved post-stroke motor function. PMID: 29783900 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - May 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Asadollahi M, Ramezani M, Khanmoradi Z, Karimialavijeh E Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The effect of Tai Chi training on the dual-tasking performance of stroke survivors: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Tai Chi training does not have superior effect on dual-tasking performance compared with conventional exercise among stroke survivors. Further studies with larger sample size, longer training, and follow-up periods are needed. PMID: 29783899 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - May 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Chan WN, Tsang WW Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Self-directed therapy programmes for arm rehabilitation after stroke: a systematic review.
CONCLUSION: Self-directed interventions can enhance arm recovery after stroke but the effect varies according to the approach used and timing. There were benefits identified from self-directed delivery of constraint-induced movement therapy, electrical stimulation and therapy programmes that increase practice without using additional technology. PMID: 29756513 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - May 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Da-Silva RH, Moore SA, Price CI Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of mirror therapy on walking ability, balance and lower limb motor recovery after stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: The systematic review demonstrates that the use of mirror therapy in addition to some form of rehabilitation appears promising for some areas of lower limb function, but there is not enough evidence yet to suggest when and how to approach this therapy. PMID: 29644880 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - April 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Li Y, Wei Q, Gou W, He C Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Six hours of task-oriented training optimizes walking competency post stroke: a randomized controlled trial in the public health-care system of South Africa.
CONCLUSION: Results support the efficacy of a minimal dose task-oriented circuit training program with caregiver help to enhance locomotor recovery and walking competency in these persons with stroke. PMID: 29529870 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - March 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Knox M, Stewart A, Richards CL Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effect of accelerometer-based feedback on physical activity in hospitalized patients with ischemic stroke: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Exercise training combined with accelerometer-based feedback effectively increased physical activity in hospitalized patients with ischemic stroke. PMID: 29400070 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - February 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kanai M, Izawa KP, Kobayashi M, Onishi A, Kubo H, Nozoe M, Mase K, Shimada S Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research