Review articles are the summary of current state of understanding on a particular research topic. They analyze or discuss research previously published by scientist and academicians rather than reporting novel research results.
Review article comes in the form of systematic reviews and literature reviews and are a form of secondary literature. Systematic reviews determine an objective list of criteria, and find all previously published original research papers that meet the criteria. They then compare the results presented in these papers. Literature reviews, by contrast, provide a summary of what the authors believe are the best and most relevant prior publications.
The concept of "review article" is separate from the concept of peer-reviewed literature. It is possible for a review to be peer-reviewed, and it is possible for a review to be non-peer-reviewed. Stroke is one of the main causes of adult disability in most countries. People living with stroke present several sensorimotor deficits such as contralateral and ipsilateral muscular weakness, contralateral spasticity, lack of coordination, contralateral impaired sensitivity, and impaired balance. International journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation published a Special issue on stroke rehabilitation with research, review, short communications, case reports.
Last date updated on October, 2020