Joanne Cummings summarises a recent Cochrane systematic review of cognitive rehabilitation for attention deficits post-stroke, which finds a paucity of evidence to help inform practice.[read the full story...]
Aphasia friendly resources launched to help researchers include stroke survivors with aphasia in their research
Jennifer Dryden discusses how new aphasia friendly resources can help researchers include stroke survivors with aphasia in their studies.[read the full story...]
Can assistive technologies help arm recovery after stroke?
Jacqui Morris assesses the evidence for the use of assistive technologies for arm recovery following stroke.[read the full story...]
Review reveals that predicting poor outcome after stroke is still a long way off
Predicting what happens to people after stroke is a tricky business. Madeleine Grealy summarises a systematic review of cohort studies that seeks to predict poor outcome after stroke in older survivors.[read the full story...]
Virtual Reality therapy for stroke: Promising new evidence
Madeleine Grealy discusses promising evidence relating to the effectiveness of Virtual Reality therapy for stroke survivors, published in a recent review and meta-analysis in the open access PLoS ONE journal.[read the full story...]
Electromechanical-assisted gait training after stroke: Which type of training machine is better?
Andy Kerr from the University of Strathclyde, publishes his debut blog, which summarises a systematic review of gait training after stroke that evaluated independent walking after using mechanical training devices.[read the full story...]
Goal setting in stroke rehabilitation: review suggests more research needed
With NICE and RCP guidelines advocating goal setting in stroke rehabilitation, it’s about time we reviewed the evidence for its effectiveness and acceptability. Jennifer Dryden, PhD student and trainee health psychologist at the University of Strathclyde, publishes her debut blog on a systematic review that provides some useful insight, but also highlights the gaps in our knowledge.[read the full story...]
Improving physical activity after stroke: new systematic review weighs up the options
Madeleine Grealy kicks off the Stroke Elf blogging with this summary of a recent systematic review, which evaluates interventions designed to promote long term participation in physical activity after stroke.[read the full story...]