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Simplified modified Rankin Scale questionnaire correlates with stroke severity.
Conclusions:The good correlation of the smRSq with the initial stroke severity further confirms the smRSq validity in assessing functional outcome after stroke. PMID: 23411790 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - February 14, 2013 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Bruno A, Close B, Switzer JA, Hess DC, Gross H, Nichols FT, Akinwuntan AE Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Combined effects of sensory cueing and limb activation on unilateral neglect in subacute left hemiplegic stroke patients: a randomized controlled pilot study.
Conclusion:The results did not confirm that sensory cueing and limb activation treatment is effective when compared with those receiving placebo to reduce unilateral neglect, but it might be useful for promoting hemiplegic arm performance in stroke patients. PMID: 23405025 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - February 12, 2013 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Fong KN, Yang NY, Chan MK, Chan DY, Lau AF, Chan DY, Cheung JT, Cheung HK, Chung RC, Chan CC Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The implementation of evidence-based rehabilitation services for stroke survivors living in the community: the results of a Delphi consensus process.
Conclusions:Consensus on the provision of evidence-based community stroke rehabilitation has been reached. Commissioning services with a clearly defined remit, which can deliver tailored care to individual stroke patients, is a challenge that needs further exploration. PMID: 23405023 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - February 12, 2013 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Fisher RJ, Walker MF, Golton I, Jenkinson D Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Stroke Social Network Scale: development and psychometric evaluation of a new patient-reported measure.
Conclusions:The Stroke Social Network Scale is a new measure that demonstrates good internal consistency, validity and responsiveness to change. PMID: 23576033 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - April 10, 2013 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Northcott S, Hilari K Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

A qualitative study exploring patients' experiences of standard care or cardiac rehabilitation post minor stroke and transient ischaemic attack.
Conclusion:Comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation was reported to have positive effects on people's motivation to exercise. Following a minor stroke, many individuals do not recall information given or risk factors specific to them. Downward comparison with individuals who have had a cardiovascular event led to some underplaying the significance of their minor stroke. PMID: 23543342 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - March 29, 2013 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Hillsdon KM, Kersten P, Kirk HJ Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Self-management programmes for people post stroke: a systematic review.
Conclusions:This review provides some preliminary support for the potential importance of self-management interventions after stroke. The most appropriate content and best approach for delivery of these interventions remains to be determined. Further high-quality randomized controlled trials are needed to test the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of stroke self-management programmes. PMID: 23543340 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - March 29, 2013 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Lennon S, McKenna S, Jones F Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on strength, proprioception, balance and mobility in people with stroke: a randomized controlled cross-over trial.
Conclusions:The results provide initial evidence of the potential of 'active TENS' to benefit physical function after stroke which warrants further phase II trials to develop the intervention. Concerns that stimulation could have a detrimental impact on balance and increase risk of falls were not supported. PMID: 23503739 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - March 15, 2013 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tyson SF, Sadeghi-Demneh E, Nester CJ Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

A randomized trial of two home-based exercise programmes to improve functional walking post-stroke.
Conclusions:Both programmes were equally effective in maintaining walking capacity after discharge from stroke rehabilitation; or were equally ineffective in improving walking capacity.Clinical Trials Gov number:NCT00786045. PMID: 23503738 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - March 15, 2013 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Mayo NE, Mackay-Lyons MJ, Scott SC, Moriello C, Brophy J Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

'Regent Suit' training improves recovery of motor and daily living activities in subjects with subacute stroke: a randomized controlled trial.
Discussion:The study findings showed that an intervention using the 'Regent Suit' is more effective than usual care in improving locomotion and daily living activities in patients with subacute stroke. Further studies might investigate the efficacy of this type of training in chronic stroke patients and the possibility of combining the suit with body weight-supported treadmill training. PMID: 23503737 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - March 15, 2013 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Monticone M, Ambrosini E, Ferrante S, Colombo R Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

A qualitative study exploring patients' and carers' experiences of Early Supported Discharge services after stroke.
Conclusions:Accelerated hospital discharge and home-based rehabilitation was perceived positively by service users. The study findings highlight the need for Early Supported Discharge teams to address information and support needs of patients and carers and to monitor their impact on carers in addition to patients, using robust outcome measures. PMID: 23455948 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - March 1, 2013 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Cobley CS, Fisher RJ, Chouliara N, Kerr M, Walker MF Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Validation of the Longer-term Unmet Needs after Stroke (LUNS) monitoring tool: a multicentre study.
Conclusions:The Longer-term Unmet Needs after Stroke tool is acceptable, reliable, can be self-completed, and used to identify longer-term unmet needs after stroke. PMID: 23787941 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 20, 2013 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: LoTS care LUNS study team Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of an ankle-foot orthosis on gait biomechanics after stroke.
Conclusions:An ankle-foot orthosis can improve the ankle and knee kinematics, kinetics and energy cost of walking in stroke survivors. PMID: 23798747 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 24, 2013 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tyson S, Sadeghi-Demneh E, Nester C Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Does altering inclination alter effectiveness of treadmill training for gait impairment after stroke? A randomized controlled trial.
Conclusions:In chronic stroke patients, downhill treadmill training produces a bigger effect than uphill training. PMID: 23798746 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 24, 2013 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Carda S, Invernizzi M, Baricich A, Cognolato G, Cisari C Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of a predefined mini-trampoline training programme on balance, mobility and activities of daily living after stroke: a randomized controlled pilot study.
Conclusion:A predefined mini-trampoline training programme resulted in significantly increased postural control in stroke patients compared to balance training in a group. Although not statistically significant, the mini-trampoline training group showed increased improvement in mobility and activities of daily living. These differences could have been statistically significant if we had investigated more patients (i.e. a total sample of 84 patients for the TUG, 98 patients for the 6MWT, and 186 patients for the BI). PMID: 23818410 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 1, 2013 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Miklitsch C, Krewer C, Freivogel S, Steube D Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effect of a local vibration stimulus training programme on postural sway and gait in chronic stroke patients: a randomized controlled trial.
Conclusions:These findings suggest that local vibration stimulus training programme is an effective method for improvement of the postural sway and gait ability of chronic stroke patients. PMID: 23818408 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 1, 2013 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Lee SW, Cho KH, Lee WH Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The effect of altering a single component of a rehabilitation programme on the functional recovery of stroke patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Conclusion:This review provides limited evidence to support the supposition that altering a single component of a rehabilitation programme realises greater functional recovery for stroke survivors. Further investigations are required to determine the most effective single components of rehabilitation programmes, and the combinations that may enhance functional recovery. PMID: 23922265 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - August 6, 2013 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Hayward KS, Barker RN, Carson RG, Brauer SG Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The effects of action observational training on walking ability in chronic stroke patients: a double-blind randomized controlled trial.
Conclusion:These results suggest that action observational training is an effective method for improvement of the walking ability in chronic stroke patients. PMID: 24089434 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 2, 2013 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Bang DH, Shin WS, Kim SY, Choi JD Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The cardiac model of rehabilitation for reducing cardiovascular risk factors post transient ischaemic attack and stroke: a randomized controlled trial.
Conclusion:The results suggest that standard cardiac rehabilitation programmes are a feasible and effective means of reducing the risk of future cardiovascular events for patients after minor stroke and transient ischaemic attack. PMID: 24121497 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 11, 2013 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kirk H, Kersten P, Crawford P, Keens A, Ashburn A, Conway J Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Developing complex interventions: lessons learned from a pilot study examining strategy training in acute stroke rehabilitation.
Conclusions:It is feasible and acceptable to administer both intervention protocols as an adjunct to acute inpatient rehabilitation, and strategy training shows promise for reducing disability. PMID: 24113727 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 10, 2013 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Skidmore ER, Dawson DR, Whyte EM, Butters MA, Dew MA, Grattan ES, Becker JT, Holm MB Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Physiotherapy interventions aimed at the recovery of arm function and of gait ability in stroke patients can hardly be viewed as independent of each other.
Authors: PMID: 24214108 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - November 12, 2013 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

EMG-triggered electrical stimulation is a feasible intervention to apply to multiple arm muscles in people early after stroke, but does not improve strength and activity more than usual therapy: a randomized feasibility trial.
Conclusions:It is feasible to apply EMG-triggered electrical stimulation to multiple muscles of the upper limb in very weak people early after stroke. However, it does not appear to improve strength or activity beyond usual arm therapy that contains strengthening. PMID: 24198342 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - November 6, 2013 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Dorsch S, Ada L, Canning CG Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Body weight-supported treadmill training vs. overground walking training for persons with chronic stroke: A pilot randomized controlled trial.
Conclusion:Overgound walking training was more beneficial than body weight-supported treadmill training at improving self-selected walking speed for the participants in this study. PMID: 24519922 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - February 11, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Combs-Miller SA, Kalpathi Parameswaran A, Colburn D, Ertel T, Harmeyer A, Tucker L, Schmid AA Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Exercise for depressive symptoms in stroke patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Conclusions:Exercise may be a potential treatment to prevent or reduce depressive symptoms in individuals with subacute and chronic stroke. PMID: 24535729 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - February 17, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Eng JJ, Reime B Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Virtual reality for upper extremity rehabilitation in early stroke: a pilot randomized controlled trial.
Conclusion:Although additional VR training was not superior to conventional therapy alone, this study demonstrates the feasibility of VR training in early stroke. PMID: 24803644 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - May 6, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Yin CW, Sien NY, Ying LA, Chung SF, Tan May Leng D Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The Stroke Assessment of Fall Risk (SAFR): predictive validity in inpatient stroke rehabilitation.
CONCLUSIONS: An evidence-derived, population-specific fall risk assessment may more accurately predict fallers than a general fall risk screen for stroke rehabilitation patients. While the SAFR improves upon the accuracy of a general assessment tool, additional refinement may be warranted. PMID: 24849795 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - May 21, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Breisinger TP, Skidmore ER, Niyonkuru C, Terhorst L, Campbell GB Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

What does confidence mean to people who have had a stroke? - A qualitative interview study.
CONCLUSION: This study provides a coherent definition of the meaning of confidence through the experiences of stroke survivors. Being successful in gradually re-engaging in activities, including social activities and life roles helped to establish a positive self-belief. The influence of others, such as family and friends reinforce self-beliefs. Confidence and self-efficacy appear to be a similar construct. However, participants in this study also identified a relationship between confidence and self-esteem. The findings indicate that all six themes need to be included in a confidence measure to encompass the meaning of co...
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - May 21, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Horne J, Lincoln NB, Preston J, Logan P Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence stroke rehabilitation guidance - is it useful, usable, and based on best evidence?
Abstract In the UK, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is responsible for producing clinical guidance based on sound evidence. In 2013 they produced guidance on Stroke Rehabilitation and this editorial outlines why this is not a useful guide for clinicians or commissioners. Primarily this is because NICE used inappropriate methods; the methods used are appropriate for evaluating drugs, but are inappropriate when applied to any complex intervention. Moreover, the actual recommendations are written in clinically unhelpful language. Future rehabilitation guidance should include ensuring that...
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - May 23, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Drummond A, Wade DT Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Adhesive taping vs. daily manual muscle stretching and splinting after botulinum toxin type A injection for wrist and fingers spastic overactivity in stroke patients: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Adhesive taping of wrist and finger flexor muscles appeared to enhance the effect of botulinum toxin type A therapy more than daily manual muscle stretching combined with passive articular mobilization and palmar splint. PMID: 24917588 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 10, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Santamato A, Micello MF, Panza F, Fortunato F, Picelli A, Smania N, Logroscino G, Fiore P, Ranieri M Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Cost analysis of the Communication and Low Mood (CALM) randomised trial of behavioural therapy for stroke patients with aphasia.
CONCLUSION: Overall the behavioural therapy was found to improve mood and resulted in some encouraging savings in resource utilisation over the six months follow-up. PMID: 24942481 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 18, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Humphreys I, Thomas S, Phillips C, Lincoln N Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Rehabilitation for post-stroke cognitive impairment: an overview of recommendations arising from systematic reviews of current evidence.
CONCLUSIONS: There is currently insufficient research evidence, or evidence of insufficient quality, to support clear recommendations for clinical practice. Recommendations are made as to the research required to strengthen the evidence base, and so facilitate the delivery of effective interventions to individuals with cognitive impairment after stroke. PMID: 24942480 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 18, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Gillespie DC, Bowen A, Chung CS, Cockburn J, Knapp P, Pollock A Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of gait training with a cane and an augmented pressure sensor for enhancement of weight bearing over the affected lower limb in patients with stroke: a randomized controlled pilot study.
CONCLUSION: Gait training using a cane with an augmented pressure sensor to enhance weight bearing over the affected lower limb is beneficial and effective in improving the peak force of cane, muscle activation, and gait in stroke patients. PMID: 25009199 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 9, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Jung K, Kim Y, Cha Y, In TS, Hur YG, Chung Y Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Does the speed of the treadmill influence the training effect in people learning to walk after stroke? A double-blind randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: These results suggest that high-speed training is an effective method for improving the walking ability of stroke patients. PMID: 25027443 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 15, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Lee IH Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The effects of mirror therapy on the gait of subacute stroke patients: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: We conclude that mirror therapy may be beneficial in improving the effects of stroke on gait ability. PMID: 25023068 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 14, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ji SG, Kim MK Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The development and implementation of the structured training programme for caregivers of inpatients after stroke (TRACS) intervention: The London Stroke Carers Training Course.
CONCLUSION: The adapted London Stroke Carers Training Course provided a training programme that could be delivered in a standardised, structured way in a variety of stroke unit settings throughout the UK. The intervention was well received by stroke unit staff, however, the cascade method of implementation was not as effective as we would have wished. PMID: 25057000 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 23, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Forster A, Dickerson J, Melbourn A, Steadman J, Wittink M, Young J, Kalra L, Farrin A, on behalf of the TRACS trial collaboration Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Improvement in balance using a virtual reality-based stepping exercise: a randomized controlled trial involving individuals with chronic stroke.
CONCLUSIONS: Virtual reality interventions can be an effective resource to enhance the improvement of balance in individuals with chronic stroke. PMID: 25056999 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 23, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Lloréns R, Gil-Gómez JA, Alcañiz M, Colomer C, Noé E Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Participant and caregiver experience of the Nintendo Wii SportsTM after stroke: qualitative study of the trial of WiiTM in stroke (TWIST).
CONCLUSIONS: The Wii(TM) may provide an engaging and flexible form of rehabilitation with relatively high reported usage rates in a home setting. The Wii(TM) was acceptable to this sample of patients and their caregivers in home-based rehabilitation of the arm following stroke. PMID: 25125442 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - August 14, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Wingham J, Adie K, Turner D, Schofield C, Pritchard C Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Efficacy of electrical stimulation as an adjunct to repetitive task practice therapy on skilled hand performance in hemiparetic stroke patients: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Repetitive task practice therapy combined with electrical stimulation can improve skilled hand performance in terms of hand motor function, skills and range of motion in stroke patients. PMID: 25125441 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - August 14, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Gharib NM, Aboumousa AM, Elowishy AA, Rezk-Allah SS, Yousef FS Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Narrative therapy an evaluated intervention to improve stroke survivors' social and emotional adaptation.
DISCUSSION: This metaphor poses an alternative methodology in stroke rehabilitation by reconnecting the survivors' inner resources, skills, and competencies. Eventually, it could re-author the survivors' identity developed from previous life challenges and reconstruct their purpose in life. PMID: 25142279 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - August 20, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Chow EO Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

A randomized comparison of energy consumption when using different canes, inpatients after stroke.
CONCLUSIONS: A single-point cane requires less oxygen use at a given speed, or permits greater speed for the same oxygen consumption. PMID: 25142276 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - August 20, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Jeong YG, Jeong YJ, Kim T, Han SH, Jang SH, Kim YS, Lee KH Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The effects of modified constraint-induced movement therapy combined with trunk restraint in subacute stroke: a double-blinded randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that mCIMT combined with trunk restraint is more helpful to improve upper-extremity function than mCIMT only in subacute stroke patients with moderate motor impairment. PMID: 25246609 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - September 22, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Bang DH, Shin WS, Choi SJ Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

A prospective study of the responsiveness of the original and the short form Berg Balance Scale in people with stroke.
CONCLUSION: The responsiveness of the BBS at the individual person level was better than that of the SFBBS in patients with stroke. The BBS is recommended as an outcome measure to better detect changes in individual patients. PMID: 25239085 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - September 19, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Chen KL, Chou YT, Yu WH, Chen CT, Shih CL, Hsieh CL Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The effect of whole body vibration on balance, gait performance and mobility in people with stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: There was no evidence for effects of whole body vibration on balance in people with stroke. Effects of whole body vibration on mobility and gait performance remain inconclusive. More large and high-quality trials are required. PMID: 25311142 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 13, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Yang X, Wang P, Liu C, He C, Reinhardt JD Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The effect of a workplace intervention programme on return to work after stroke: A randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: A workplace intervention consisting of workability assessments and workplace visits was effective in facilitating return to work for stroke survivors in the Gauteng province of South Africa. PMID: 25322870 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 16, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ntsiea M, Van Aswegen H, Lord S, Olorunju S S Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

A controlled pilot trial of two commercial video games for rehabilitation of arm function after stroke.
CONCLUSION: Patients were positive to using video games in rehabilitation. A sample size of 72 patients (24 per group) would be appropriate for a full study. PMID: 25322868 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 16, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Chen MH, Huang LL, Lee CF, Hsieh CL, Lin YC, Liu H, Chen MI, Lu WS Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Can we forget the Mini-Mental State Examination? A systematic review of the validity of cognitive screening instruments within one month after stroke.
CONCLUSION: None of the existing instruments fulfils all criteria. The Montreal Cognitive Assessment is the best candidate at present, provided items measuring speed of information processing are added, and further studies investigating the optimal cut-offs are conducted. PMID: 25381346 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - November 7, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Van Heugten CM, Walton L, Hentschel U Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Comparison of occupation-based and impairment-based occupational therapy for subacute stroke: A randomized controlled feasibility study.
CONCLUSIONS: Results suggest that the occupation-based approach has more potential to improve "General health" and "Role emotional" scores on the Short Form-36 than the impairment-based approach. Further investigation of study protocol with interventions and recruiting is needed prior to a larger trial. PMID: 25381345 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - November 7, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tomori K, Nagayama H, Ohno K, Nagatani R, Saito Y, Takahashi K, Sawada T, Higashi T Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effect of the cognitive-motor dual-task using auditory cue on balance of surviviors with chronic stroke: A pilot study.
CONCLUSION: The study results suggest that the performance of a cognitive-motor dual-task using auditory cues may influence balance improvements in chronic stroke patients. PMID: 25394396 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - November 13, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Choi W, Lee G, Lee S Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Multi-disciplinary team meetings in stroke rehabilitation: an observation study and conceptual framework.
CONCLUSIONS: The main features of operation of multi-disciplinary team meetings have been identified which will enable assessment tools and interventions to improve effectiveness to be developed. PMID: 25389172 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - November 16, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tyson S, Burton L, McGovern A Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

An augmented cognitive behavioural therapy for treating post-stroke depression: description of a treatment protocol.
We present a new psychological intervention designed to reduce depressive complaints after stroke. METHOD OF PROTOCOL DEVELOPMENT: This intervention was based on cognitive behavioural therapy principles and was shown feasible in a pilot study. In order to meet the specific needs of stroke patients (concerning both sensori-motor, cognitive, and behavioural problems), we incorporated motivational interviewing, grief resolution, and psycho-education. We emphasised for each session to take into account the cognitive deficits of the patients (i.e. be concrete, accessible, structured, specific, and repeat information). More...
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - December 1, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kootker JA, Rasquin SM, Smits P, Geurts AC, van Heugten CM, Fasotti L Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The effect of a structured model for stroke rehabilitation multi-disciplinary team meetings on functional recovery and productivity: A Phase I/II proof of concept study.
CONCLUSIONS: A feasible and acceptable model to structure multidisciplinary stroke team meetings has been developed and implemented. This increased meeting quality without increase in resources and may increase patient recovery. PMID: 25490894 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - December 9, 2014 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tyson SF, Burton L, McGovern A Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research