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Evidence Review
To enhance the meaningfulness the SREBR, the present review provides information about assessment tools commonly used in stroke rehabilitation research and practice including summary reviews of 38 assessment tools used in the evaluation of Body Structure (14 tools), Activity (15 tools) and Participation (9 tools) outcomes.
Evidence Review
Depression is a well-documented sequela of stroke that may have a negative impact on functional recovery, cognition and social activity. Interventions to prevent and treat post-stroke depression and various other mood disorders are reviewed.
Evidence Review
This review identifies clinically relevant post stroke complications and methods used to control them. Treatment interventions are reviewed and levels of evidence assigned.
Evidence Review
This review includes discussion of nutritional status and malnutrition following stroke including incidence rates, detection markers, underlying causes, treatment interventions, and potential complications. Articles are summarized and conclusions are drawn based on levels of evidence.
Evidence Review
This review provides information regarding the assessment and treatment of dysphagia.
Evidence Review
This review provides a complete discussion of the current literature on painful hemiplegic shoulder and shoulder hand syndrome post stroke. Levels of evidence are provided to clarify research based recommendations.
Evidence Review
In this review, rehabilitative therapies of upper extremity complications are summarized, the current literature articles are described and scored, and recommendations are made based on the most up to date evidence.
Evidence Review
This review contrasts the compensatory and restorative approaches to lower extremity rehabilitation. Literature pertaining to specific treatments is summarized and recommendations are made based on levels of evidence.
Evidence Review
Secondary prevention should be regarded as an integral part of stroke rehabilitation. The present review provides information regarding management of modifiable risk factors, treatment of atherosclerosis and cardiac abnormalities such as atrial fibrillation and reperfusion techniques.
Evidence Review
This review details the outpatient stroke rehabilitation dialogue comparing hospital-based, community-based and early supported discharge models.

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