Study in the field of stroke rehabilitation is extensive and wide-ranging, owing largely to the complexity of the clinical presentation of the individual with stroke and the interdisciplinary nature of the practice of stroke rehabilitation. The Evidence-Based Review of Stroke Rehabilitation (EBRSR) is the most comprehensive and up-to-date review available examining both therapy-based and pharmacological interventions associated with stroke rehabilitation. We continue to update the review regularly, with the aim of providing a comprehensive, easily accessible review, which will help to facilitate a best-practice approach to stroke rehabilitation.
List of Reviews
This chapter review's evidence and dialogue relating to stroke rehabilitation triage systems.
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.
Unilateral spatial neglect (USN) affects a significant number of individuals with stroke. The present review focuses on interventions to improve USN either by increasing patient's awareness of or attention to the neglected space or remediating deficits of position sense or body orientation.
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.
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.
This review highlights the unique rehabilitation needs of young stroke patients.