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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

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 7, 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 4, 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 4, 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 4, 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 27, 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 - August 31, 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 14, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Lynch EA, Luker JA, Cadilhac DA, Fryer CE, Hillier SL Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research