Author(s): Teasell RW, Foley NC, Bhogal SK, Speechley MR
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Abstract A comprehensive evidence-based review of stroke rehabilitation was created to be an up-to-date review of the current evidence in stroke rehabilitation and to provide specific conclusions based on evidence that could be used to help direct stroke care at the bedside and at home. A literature search using multiple data-bases was used to identify all trials from 1968 to 2001. Methodological quality of the individual randomized controlled trials was assessed using the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) quality assessment scale. A five-stage level-of-evidence approach was used to determine the best practice in stroke rehabilitation. Over 403 treatment-based articles investigating of various areas of stroke rehabilitation were identified. This included 272 randomized controlled trials.
This article was published in Top Stroke Rehabil
and referenced in International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation