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Effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation on the performance of the activities of daily living and attention function after stroke: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Taken together, we demonstrate that TMS improves the performance in the activities of daily living and attention function in patients with stroke. PMID: 32748630 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - August 4, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Liu Y, Yin M, Luo J, Huang L, Zhang S, Pan C, Hu X Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor re: Ahmadi, A., Tohidast, S. A., Mansuri, B., Kamali, M., & Krishnan, G. Acceptability, reliability, and validity of the Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life Scale-39 (SAQOL-39) across languages: a systematic review. Clinical Rehabilitation, 2017;31:1201-1214.
Letter to the Editor re: Ahmadi, A., Tohidast, S. A., Mansuri, B., Kamali, M., & Krishnan, G. Acceptability, reliability, and validity of the Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life Scale-39 (SAQOL-39) across languages: a systematic review. Clinical Rehabilitation, 2017;31:1201-1214. Clin Rehabil. 2020 Aug 04;:269215520945661 Authors: Hilari K PMID: 32748629 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - August 4, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Hilari K Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Does cycling induced by functional electrical stimulation enhance motor recovery in the subacute phase after stroke? A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Cycling training with functional electrical stimulation cannot be recommended in terms of being better than usual care in subacute stroke survivors. Further investigations are required to confirm these results, to determine the optimal training parameters and to evaluate long-term effects. PMID: 32613859 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 2, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ambrosini E, Parati M, Ferriero G, Pedrocchi A, Ferrante S Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Sleep problems worsen health-related quality of life and participation during the first 12  months of stroke rehabilitation.
CONCLUSION: Self-reported poor sleep adversely effects post-stroke functional recovery. PMID: 32602376 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 30, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Fulk G, Duncan P, Klingman KJ Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of two different types of ankle-foot orthoses on gait outcomes in patients with subacute stroke: a randomized crossover trial.
CONCLUSIONS: No difference between DA AFO and PLS AFO was found on measures of gait endurance, symmetry, and velocity at baseline or after practice. With practice over time, participants improved in gait endurance and velocity regardless of AFO type. PMID: 32573271 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 23, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Karakkattil PS, Trudelle-Jackson E, Medley A, Swank C Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Biopsychosocial intervention for stroke carers (BISC): results of a feasibility randomised controlled trial and nested qualitative interview study.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest that a biopsychosocial intervention was acceptable to carers and can be delivered in group and one-to-one formats. Timing of approach and mode of intervention delivery is critical and requires tailoring to the carers individual needs. PMID: 32567356 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 21, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Walker MF, Birchall S, Cobley C, Condon L, Fisher R, Fletcher-Smith J, Golding-Day MR, Greensmith C, Kontou E, Matias O, Sprigg N, Thomas SA, Whitehead PJ Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Resistance training in stroke rehabilitation: systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Current data indicates that resistance training may be beneficial in supporting the recovery of stroke patients. However, the current evidence is insufficient for evidence-based rehabilitation. PMID: 32527148 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 11, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Veldema J, Jansen P Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The effects of a dialogue-based intervention to promote psychosocial well-being after stroke: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: The results of this trial did not demonstrate lower levels of emotional distress and anxiety or higher levels of health-related quality of life in the intervention group (dialogue-based intervention) as compared to the control group (usual care) at 12 months post-stroke. PMID: 32517513 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 10, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Bragstad LK, Hjelle EG, Zucknick M, Sveen U, Thommessen B, Bronken BA, Martinsen R, Kitzmüller G, Mangset M, Kvigne KJ, Hilari K, Lightbody CE, Kirkevold M Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effect of Baduanjin exercise on cognitive function in patients with post-stroke cognitive impairment: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Regular Baduanjin training is associated with less loss of cognitive function in patients after stroke. PMID: 32517490 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 10, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Zheng G, Zheng Y, Xiong Z, Ye B Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave therapy for improving upper limb spasticity and functionality in stroke patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: The extracorporeal shock wave therapy is effective for reducing upper limb spasticity. Adding it to conventional therapy provides an additional benefit. PMID: 32513019 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 8, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Cabanas-Valdés R, Serra-Llobet P, Rodriguez-Rubio PR, López-de-Celis C, Llauró-Fores M, Calvo-Sanz J Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Factors influencing the amount of therapy received during inpatient stroke care: an analysis of data from the UK Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme.
CONCLUSION: The amount of stroke therapy is associated with unmodifiable patient-related characteristics and modifiable organizational factors in that more therapy was associated with higher therapy and nurse staffing levels, specialist stroke rehabilitation services, timely therapy assessments, and the presence of weekend and early discharge services. PMID: 32508132 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 7, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Gittins M, Vail A, Bowen A, Lugo-Palacios D, Paley L, Bray B, Gannon B, Tyson S Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Recruitment challenges in stroke rehabilitation randomized controlled trials: a qualitative exploration of trialists' perspectives using Framework analysis.
CONCLUSION: Stroke rehabilitation trialists described recruitment difficulties which may be related to their experiential based recruitment decision making, a lack of understanding of how best to incentivize and maintain relationships with recruiters and unrealistic bureaucratic expectations both in terms of gaining funding and research governance. PMID: 32493125 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 3, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: McGill K, McGarry J, Sackley C, Godwin J, Nicoll A, Brady MC Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Can inspiratory muscle training benefit patients after stroke? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: Inspiratory muscle training can be considered as an effective intervention for improving pulmonary function and cardiopulmonary endurance, and reducing pulmonary infection incidence in patients after stroke. PMID: 32493056 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 3, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Zhang X, Zheng Y, Dang Y, Wang L, Cheng Y, Zhang X, Mao M, Lu X Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Association of subsequent falls with evidence of dual-task interference while walking in community-dwelling individuals after stroke.
CONCLUSION: The degree of mobility interference during dual-task obstacle-crossing was the most effective in predicting falls among all the single-task and dual-task walking measure parameters tested. This simple dual-task walking assessment has potential clinical utility in identifying people post stroke at high risk of future falls. PMID: 32460556 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - May 27, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tsang CSL, Pang MYC Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Dose and setting of rehabilitation received after stroke in Queensland, Australia: a prospective cohort study.
CONCLUSION: Amount of therapy varied widely between rehabilitation pathways. Amount of therapy and chance of improvement in function were highest with inpatient rehabilitation. PMID: 32389061 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - May 11, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Grimley RS, Rosbergen IC, Gustafsson L, Horton E, Green T, Cadigan G, Kuys S, Andrew NE, Cadilhac DA Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Comment on: "Evaluating the effectiveness of aquatic therapy on mobility, balance, and level of functional independence in stroke rehabilitation: a systematic review and meta-analysis".
PMID: 32380862 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - May 7, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Braun T, Marks D Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Hard return: the development and transformation process of social participation in stroke survivors; a qualitative study and initial theory.
CONCLUSION: This study has identified the development process of social participation in stroke survivors and "hard-return" suggests not only the tough process but also unsatisfactory results. Interventions targeted process ingredients seem to be potentially promising to improve stroke survivors' social function outcomes. PMID: 32375512 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - May 6, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Zhou X, Du M, Weng Y, Zhou L Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Evaluation of a staff behaviour change intervention to increase the use of ward-based practice books and active practice during inpatient stroke rehabilitation: a phase-1 pre-post observational study.
CONCLUSION: A staff behaviour change intervention has the potential to increase the number of stroke survivors receiving ward-based practice books but did not increase active practice. PMID: 32204599 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - March 23, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Stewart C, Power E, McCluskey A, Kuys S, Lovarini M Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Six-month reviews for stroke survivors: a study of the modified Greater Manchester Stroke Assessment Tool with care home residents.
CONCLUSION: The modified GM-SAT provides a feasible means of conducting six-month reviews for stroke survivors in care homes and helps identify important needs. Further modifications have enhanced acceptability. Full implementation into practice requires staff training and organizational changes. PMID: 32202130 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - March 23, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Patchwood E, Woodward-Nutt K, Rothwell K, Perry C, Tyrrell P, Bowen A Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

How do patients pass through stroke services? Identifying stroke care pathways using national audit data.
CONCLUSION: Three overarching stroke care pathways were identified which differ according to patient characteristics, therapy needs and outcomes. This pathway mapping provides a benchmark to develop and plan clinical services, and for future research. PMID: 32141324 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - March 6, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Gittins M, Lugo-Palacios DG, Paley L, Bray B, Bowen A, Vail A, Gannon B, Tyson S Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Validity of an enhanced EQ-5D-5L measure with an added cognitive dimension in patients with stroke.
CONCLUSIONS: The EQ-5D-5L+C, which includes a cognitive domain that is highly significant for stroke patients, showed increased content validity and good discriminative ability, without losing internal consistency. PMID: 32070131 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - February 19, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: de Graaf JA, Kuijpers M, Visser-Meily J, Kappelle LJ, Post M Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of pressure garment on spasticity and function of the arm in the early stages after stroke: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Wearing a pressure garment on the arm for 6 hours daily had no effect in controlling spasticity or on improving arm function in the early stages after stroke. PMID: 32037862 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - February 10, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ooi HK, Chai SC, Kadar M Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of an integrated transitional care program for stroke survivors living in a rural community: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: The transitional care program has been proven to be feasible and improve health-related outcomes. PMID: 32026701 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - February 6, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Deng A, Yang S, Xiong R Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The impact of a patient-directed activity program on functional outcomes and activity participation after stroke during inpatient rehabilitation-a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Functional outcome improvement was comparable between groups; however, PDAP participants completed more steps and perceived greater recovery. PMID: 31937123 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - January 15, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Swank C, Trammell M, Callender L, Bennett M, Patterson K, Gillespie J, Kapoor P, Driver S Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of the introduction of objective criteria for referral and discharge in physical therapy for ischemic stroke in China: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Introduction of a set of rules for referral and therapy input at different stages of rehabilitation partially improved patients' ADL and quality of life, but did not improve motor function. PMID: 31875687 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - December 26, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Xia N, Reinhardt JD, Liu S, Fu J, Ren C, Wang H, Li J Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

An investigation into the validity and reliability of mHealth devices for counting steps in chronic stroke survivors.
CONCLUSIONS: mHealth devices (Pacer-iphone, Fitbit Ultra, Google Fit, and Pacer-Android) are valid and reliable for step counting in chronic stroke survivors. Body location (paretic or non-paretic side) does not affect validity or reliability of the step count metric. PMID: 31847573 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - December 18, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Costa PHV, de Jesus TPD, Winstein C, Torriani-Pasin C, Polese JC Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The effects of ankle-foot orthoses on walking speed in patients with stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: Despite reported positive effects in some studies, there is no firm evidence of any benefit of ankle-foot orthoses on walking speed. PMID: 31822115 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - December 11, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Shahabi S, Shabaninejad H, Kamali M, Jalali M, Ahmadi Teymourlouy A Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

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