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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

The effectiveness of hydrokinesiotherapy on postural balance of hemiplegic patients after stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: HT is superior to land therapy program regarding postural balance in terms of BBS, ML and AP sway velocity of center of pressure. PMID: 29243508 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - December 1, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Iatridou G, Pelidou HS, Varvarousis D, Stergiou A, Beris A, Givissis P, Ploumis A Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation improves walking capacity and reduces spasticity in stroke survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: The results support the use of repeated applications of TENS as an adjunct therapy for improving walking capacity and reducing spasticity in stroke survivors. PMID: 29232981 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - December 1, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kwong PW, Ng GY, Chung RC, Ng SS Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The Nottingham Fatigue after Stroke (NotFAST) study: factors associated with severity of fatigue in stroke patients without depression.
CONCLUSIONS: Pre-stroke fatigue, lower mood, and poorer mobility were associated with post-stroke fatigue. PMID: 28933604 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - September 22, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Drummond A, Hawkins L, Sprigg N, Ward NS, Mistri A, Tyrrell P, Mead GE, Worthington E, Lincoln NB Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Risk of falling in a stroke unit after acute stroke: The Fall Study of Gothenburg (FallsGOT).
CONCLUSION: Postural control, male sex and use of a walking aid are associated with falling during hospitalization after acute stroke. PMID: 28891685 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - September 1, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Persson CU, Kjellberg S, Lernfelt B, Westerlind E, Cruce M, Hansson PO Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Traditional manual acupuncture combined with rehabilitation therapy for shoulder hand syndrome after stroke within the Chinese healthcare system: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Current evidence suggests that traditional manual acupuncture integrated with rehabilitation therapy is more effective in alleviating pain, improving limb movement and ADL. However, considering the relatively low quality of available evidence, further rigorously designed and large-scale randomized controlled trials are needed to confirm the results. PMID: 28901172 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - September 1, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Peng L, Zhang C, Zhou L, Zuo HX, He XK, Niu YM Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Short- and Long-term Effects of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on Upper Limb Motor Function after Stroke: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Five-session rTMS treatment could best improve stroke-induced upper limb dyskinesia acutely and in a long-lasting manner. Intermittent theta burst stimulation is more beneficial than continuous theta burst stimulation. rTMS applied in the acute phase of stroke is more effective than rTMS applied in the chronic phase. Subcortical lesion benefit more from rTMS than other lesion site. PMID: 28786336 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - August 9, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Zhang L, Xing G, Fan Y, Guo Z, Chen H, Mu Q Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Functional activities and social participation after stroke in rural China: a qualitative study of barriers and facilitators.
CONCLUSION: Stroke survivors in rural China experienced environmental barriers mainly including physical barriers and complex regulations. The nuclear family's support is an important environmental facilitator. PMID: 28776407 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - August 1, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Zhang L, Yan T, You L, Gao Y, Li K, Zhang C Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

A multicentre study of how goal-setting is practised during inpatient stroke rehabilitation.
CONCLUSION: Goal-setting during inpatient stroke rehabilitation is therapist-led but discussed with the multidisciplinary team. Therapists mainly identified patient-focussed mobility and activities of daily living goals. Monitoring progress and revising goals were often uncompleted. Links between goals and treatment, action plans and progress were patchy. PMID: 28714342 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 1, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Plant S, Tyson SF Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Treadmill training to improve mobility for people with sub-acute stroke: a phase II feasibility randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Treadmill training in sub-acute stroke patients was feasible but showed no significant difference in outcomes when compared to normal gait re-education. A large definitive randomized trial is now required to explore treadmill training in normal clinical practice. PMID: 28730849 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 1, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Baer GD, Salisbury LG, Smith MT, Pitman J, Dennis M Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The efficacy of interactive, motion capture-based rehabilitation on functional outcomes in an inpatient stroke population: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Interactive, motion capture rehabilitation for inpatients post stroke produced functional improvements that were similar to those achieved by usual care stroke rehabilitation, safely delivered by either a physical therapist or a rehabilitation assistant. PMID: 28719977 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 1, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Cannell J, Jovic E, Rathjen A, Lane K, Tyson AM, Callisaya ML, Smith ST, Ahuja KD, Bird ML Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

A study of predictive validity, responsiveness, and minimal clinically important difference of arm accelerometer in real-world activity of patients with chronic stroke.
CONCLUSION: The arm accelerometer demonstrated acceptable predictive validity and responsiveness in patients with chronic stroke. The affected arm activity measured by the arm accelerometer was sensitive to change. The change score of a patient with chronic stroke on the arm accelerometer should reach 574-751 mean counts to be regarded as a minimal clinically important difference. PMID: 28580791 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 1, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Chen HL, Lin KC, Hsieh YW, Wu CY, Liing RJ, Chen CL Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Home-based neurologic music therapy for arm hemiparesis following stroke: results from a pilot, feasibility randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: It cannot be concluded whether a larger trial would be feasible due to unavailable data regarding a number of eligible patients screened. Adherence to treatment, retention and interview responses might suggest that the intervention was motivating for participants. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT 02310438. PMID: 28643570 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 1, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Street AJ, Magee WL, Bateman A, Parker M, Odell-Miller H, Fachner J Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

A randomized controlled trial of a modified wheelchair arm-support to reduce shoulder pain in stroke patients.
CONCLUSION: Using the modified wheelchair arm-support could lead to the mitigation of hemiplegic shoulder pain and reduction in pain incidence in stroke patients. It may also improve the patients' quality of life. PMID: 28629270 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 1, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Pan R, Zhou M, Cai H, Guo Y, Zhan L, Li M, Yang Z, Zhu L, Zhan J, Chen H Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The role of meaning in life: mediating the effects of perceived knowledge of stroke on depression and life satisfaction among stroke survivors.
CONCLUSION: The role of meaning in life is clear and can affect the dynamics between knowledge of stroke and one's psychological wellbeing. PMID: 28516810 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - May 1, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Chow EO Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Psychometric evaluation of the Signs of Depression Scale with a revised scoring mechanism in stroke patients with communicative impairment.
CONCLUSION: The diagnostic value of the SODS did not improve using a Likert scale format. However, the diagnostic value of the original dichotomous SODS is reasonable for the initial mood assessment of stroke patients with communicative impairment. PMID: 28511591 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - May 1, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: van Dijk MJ, de Man-van Ginkel JM, Hafsteinsdóttir TB, Schuurmans MJ Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Twelve month follow-up on a randomised controlled trial of relaxation training for post-stroke anxiety.
CONCLUSIONS: Reductions in anxiety in stroke survivors who received a self-help autogenic relaxation CD appear to be maintained after one year. PMID: 27932540 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - December 8, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Golding K, Fife-Schaw C, Kneebone I Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Home exercise programmes supported by video and automated reminders compared with standard paper-based home exercise programmes in patients with stroke: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of smart technology was not superior to standard paper-based home exercise programmes for patients recovering from stroke.This trial design was registered prospectively with the Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trials Register, ID: ACTRN 12613000786796. http://www.anzctr.org.au/trialSearch.aspx. PMID: 27920262 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - December 5, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Emmerson KB, Harding KE, Taylor NF Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation combined with sensory cueing on unilateral neglect in subacute patients with right hemispheric stroke: A randomized controlled study.
CONCLUSION: The combination of inhibitory P5-rTMS with sensory cueing was better than either rTMS or conventional rehabilitation alone in producing a stronger and long-lasting improvement in unilateral neglect, but the improvement was not associated with improved arm function or independence in activities of daily living. PMID: 27920261 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - December 5, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Yang NY, Fong KN, Li-Tsang CW, Zhou D Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Action observation training of community ambulation for improving walking ability of patients with post-stroke hemiparesis: A randomized controlled pilot trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Action observation training of community ambulation may be favorably used for improving walking function of patients with post-stroke hemiparesis. PMID: 27707943 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 5, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Park HJ, Oh DW, Choi JD, Kim JM, Kim SY, Cha YJ, Jeon SJ Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

What environmental factors influence resumption of valued activities post stroke: A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative findings.
CONCLUSION: A diversity of environmental factors was related to stroke-survivors' reengagement. Most findings came from low-evidence-level studies so that evidence on causal relationships was scarce. In future, more higher-level-evidence studies, for example on the attitudes of significant others, should be conducted. PMID: 27681480 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - September 28, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Jellema S, van Hees S, Zajec J, van der Sande R, Nijhuis-van der Sanden MW, Steultjens EM Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Constraining movement reveals motor capability in chronic stroke: An initial study.
CONCLUSION: Constraining the treadmill walking path altered the gait patterns among the study's participants. The immediate change during constrained walking suggests that patients with chronic stroke may have underlying movement capability that they do not preferentially utilize. PMID: 27587329 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - September 1, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Martinez CA, Mintz E, Ecsedy AE, Fisher BE Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

What are the barriers and facilitators to goal-setting during rehabilitation for stroke and other acquired brain injuries? A systematic review and meta-synthesis.
CONCLUSION: The main barriers and facilitators to goal-setting during stroke rehabilitation have been identified. They suggest that current methods of goal-setting during inpatient/early stage stroke or neurological rehabilitation are not fit for purpose. PMID: 27496701 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - August 10, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Plant SE, Tyson SF, Kirk S, Parsons J Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

A qualitative study using the Theoretical Domains Framework to investigate why patients were or were not assessed for rehabilitation after stroke.
CONCLUSION: This study has identified that health professionals' perceived roles, beliefs about consequences from changing practice and relationships with rehabilitation service providers were perceived to influence rehabilitation assessment and referral practices on Australian acute stroke units. PMID: 27421878 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 15, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Lynch EA, Luker JA, Cadilhac DA, Fryer CE, Hillier SL Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Early or delayed provision of an ankle-foot orthosis in patients with acute and subacute stroke: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: We found positive effects of providing ankle-foot orthoses in (sub)acute stroke subjects that had not used these orthoses before. PMID: 27390153 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 7, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Nikamp CD, Buurke JH, van der Palen J, Hermens HJ, Rietman JS Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Respiratory muscle strength training and neuromuscular electrical stimulation in subacute dysphagic stroke patients: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Adding IEMT to SST was an effective, feasible, and safe approach that improved respiratory muscle strength. Both IEMT and NMES were associated with improvement in pharyngeal swallowing security signs at the end of the intervention, but the effect did not persist at 3-month follow-up and no differences in respiratory complications were detected between treatment groups and controls. PMID: 27271373 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 7, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Guillén-Solà A, Messagi Sartor M, Bofill Soler N, Duarte E, Barrera MC, Marco E Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

A study in persons later after stroke of the relationships between social participation, environmental factors and depression.
CONCLUSIONS: Depression and social participation are inversely related. The physical environment, services/assistance, attitudes/support, and policies all impact post-stroke depression. PMID: 27060096 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - April 8, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Zhang L, Sui M, Yan T, You L, Li K, Gao Y Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Interventions to improve real-world walking after stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: A small but significant effect was found for current interventions and benefits can be sustained. Interventions that include behaviour change techniques appear more effective at improving real-world walking habits than exercise alone. PMID: 27056251 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - April 7, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Stretton CM, Mudge S, Kayes NM, McPherson KM Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Feasibility and efficacy of a robotic device for hand rehabilitation in hemiplegic stroke patients: A randomized pilot controlled study.
CONCLUSIONS: Gloreha Professional is feasible and effective in recovering fine manual dexterity and strength and reducing arm disability in sub-acute hemiplegic patients. PMID: 27056250 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - April 7, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Vanoglio F, Bernocchi P, Mulè C, Garofali F, Mora C, Taveggia G, Scalvini S, Luisa A Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of training with a passive hand orthosis and games at home in chronic stroke: a pilot randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Both interventions were accepted. An additional benefit of technology-supported arm and hand training over conventional arm and hand exercises at home was not demonstrated. Training duration in itself is a major contributor to arm and hand function improvements. PMID: 26869596 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - February 11, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Nijenhuis SM, Prange-Lasonder GB, Stienen AH, Rietman JS, Buurke JH Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Very early social support following mild stroke is associated with emotional and behavioral outcomes three months later.
CONCLUSIONS: Patient perceptions of better support quality, and not quantity, immediately following mild stroke, are associated with better behavioral and emotional outcomes three months later. PMID: 26851250 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - February 5, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Villain M, Sibon I, Renou P, Poli M, Swendsen J Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Early home-supported discharge for patients with stroke in Portugal: A randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: It was feasible to implement early home-supported discharge procedures in a Southern European setting, but we have not shown convincing differences in disability at six months. PMID: 26837431 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - February 2, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Santana S, Rente J, Neves C, Redondo P, Szczygiel N, Larsen T, Jepsen B, Langhorne P Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Process evaluation of the Restore4stroke Self-Management intervention 'Plan Ahead!': A stroke-specific self-management intervention.
CONCLUSION: Although the target audience was reached and both participants and therapists were satisfied with the intervention, the proactive action planning tool that distinguishes the current intervention from existing stroke-specific self-management interventions was only partly implemented according to protocol. PMID: 26658332 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - December 11, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tielemans NS, Schepers VP, Visser-Meily JM, van Haastregt JC, van Veen WJ, van Stralen HE, van Heugten CM Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

A study of the validity and the reliability of the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory in screening for anxiety after stroke in older inpatients.
CONCLUSIONS: The Geriatric Anxiety Inventory is an internally consistent, reliable (stable) and valid instrument with acceptable sensitivity and specificity to screen for anxiety in older inpatients with stroke. PMID: 26647422 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - December 8, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kneebone II, Fife-Schaw C, Lincoln NB, Harder H Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Training in client-centeredness enhances occupational therapist documentation on goal setting and client participation in goal setting in the medical records of people with stroke.
CONCLUSION: Documentation of goal setting and client participation in goal setting can be influenced by training. PMID: 26647421 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - December 8, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Flink M, Bertilsson AS, Johansson U, Guidetti S, Tham K, von Koch L Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Randomized comparison trial of gait training with and without compelled weight-shift therapy in individuals with chronic stroke.
CONCLUSIONS: This study did not confirm that the effect of gait training combined with compelled body weight shift therapy was better than gait training alone on improving velocity and gait symmetry in patients with chronic stroke. PMID: 26545392 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - November 6, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sheikh M, Azarpazhooh MR, Hosseini HA Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

The effect of additional core stability exercises on improving dynamic sitting balance and trunk control for subacute stroke patients: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Core stability exercises in addition to conventional therapy improves trunk control, dynamic sitting balance, standing balance, gait and activities of daily living in subacute post-stroke patients. PMID: 26451007 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 8, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Cabanas-Valdés R, Bagur-Calafat C, Girabent-Farrés M, Caballero-Gómez FM, Hernández-Valiño M, Urrútia Cuchí G Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Test-retest reliability of the Shape/Texture Identification testTM in people with chronic stroke.
CONCLUSION: The STI-test(TM) is reliable to assess active touch of the hand after stroke. PMID: 26427959 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 1, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ekstrand E, Lexell J, Brogårdh C Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

A cluster randomized controlled trial of a client-centred, activities of daily living intervention for people with stroke: One year follow-up of caregivers.
CONCLUSION: The client-centred intervention did not bring about any difference between caregiver-groups, but within groups some difference was found for caregiver burden and informal care. PMID: 26396166 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - September 22, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Bertilsson AS, Eriksson G, Ekstam L, Tham K, Andersson M, von Koch L, Johansson U Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Creative art therapy to enhance rehabilitation for stroke patients: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Creative art therapy combined with conventional physical therapy can significantly decrease depression, improve physical functions and increase quality of life compared with physical therapy alone. PMID: 26396163 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - September 22, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kongkasuwan R, Voraakhom K, Pisolayabutra P, Maneechai P, Boonin J, Kuptniratsaikul V Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Task-specific reach-to-grasp training after stroke: Development and description of a home-based intervention.
DISCUSSION: A comprehensive training intervention to improve reach-to-grasp for people living at home after stroke has been described in accordance with the Template for Intervention Description and Replication (TIDieR) reporting guidelines. The intervention has been piloted, and found to be acceptable and feasible in the home setting. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ISRCTN56716589. PMID: 26337625 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - September 3, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Cunningham P, Turton A, Van Wijck F, Van Vliet P Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

A systematic review of the impact of stroke on social support and social networks: Associated factors and patterns of change.
CONCLUSION: Following a stroke non-kin contact is vulnerable, strain is observed within the family unit, and poor social support is associated with depressive symptoms. PMID: 26330297 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - September 1, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Northcott S, Moss B, Harrison K, Hilari K Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Group therapy task training versus individual task training during inpatient stroke rehabilitation: A randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Inpatient group therapy task training for patients with moderate to severe stroke is safe and equally effective as a dose-matched individual task training therapy. Group therapy task training may be delivered as an alternative to individual therapy or as valuable adjunct to increase time spent in gait-related activities. PMID: 26316552 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - August 27, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Renner CI, Outermans J, Ludwig R, Brendel C, Kwakkel G, Hummelsheim H Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of modified sit-to-stand training on balance control in hemiplegic stroke patients: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: A modified sit-to-stand training improves the balance function in hemiplegic stroke patients. PMID: 26316551 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - August 27, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Liu M, Chen J, Fan W, Mu J, Zhang J, Wang L, Zhuang J, Ni C Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Identifying depression post-stroke in patients with aphasia: A systematic review of the reliability, validity and feasibility of available instruments.
CONCLUSION: A number of instruments to assess depressive symptoms in patients with aphasia are available. None of the instruments however, were found to be sufficiently investigated and most of the studies identified were of low methodological quality. Given the present evidence, the Stroke Aphasic Depression Questionnaire-10, the Stroke Aphasic Depression Questionnaire-H10 and the Signs of Depression Scale are the most feasible and can be recommended for clinical practice. PMID: 26292693 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - August 20, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: van Dijk MJ, de Man-van Ginkel JM, Hafsteinsdóttir TB, Schuurmans MJ Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Full-movement neuromuscular electrical stimulation improves plantar flexor spasticity and ankle active dorsiflexion in stroke patients: A randomized controlled study.
CONCLUSIONS: Full-movement neuromuscular electrical stimulation with a stimulus intensity capable of generating full movement can significantly reduce plantar flexor spasticity and improve ankle active dorsiflexion, but cannot decrease walking time in the Timed Up and Go Test in sub-acute stroke patients. PMID: 26292692 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - August 20, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Wang YH, Meng F, Zhang Y, Xu MY, Yue SW Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on arm function and decreasing unilateral spatial neglect in subacute stroke: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: We conclude that rTMS might be effective in improvement in reduction of the unilateral neglect and motor function. PMID: 26254255 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - August 6, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Cha HG, Kim MK Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Effect of very early mobilisation on functional status in patients with acute stroke: A single-blind, randomized controlled trail.
CONCLUSIONS: The results indicate that very early mobilisation in addition to the standard care may be effective in improving the functional status following acute stroke. PMID: 26198890 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 21, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Chippala P, Sharma R Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Virtual reality for improving balance in patients after stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: This meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials supports the use of virtual reality to improve balance after stroke. PMID: 26141808 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - July 3, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Li Z, Han XG, Sheng J, Ma SJ Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Hydrotherapy vs. conventional land-based exercise for improving walking and balance after stroke: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: The results of this study suggest that a relatively short programme (four weeks) of hydrotherapy exercise resulted in a large improvement in a small group (n = 14) of individuals with relatively high balance and walking function following a stroke. PMID: 26130657 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - June 30, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Zhu Z, Cui L, Yin M, Yu Y, Zhou X, Wang H, Yan H Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research