Journal article

Environmental enrichment for adults with neurological conditions: a systematic review

Isabella Reid, Louisa Ng, Fary Khan

International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation | MARK ALLEN GROUP | Published : 2016

Abstract

Background/Aims: Environmental enrichment is proposed to improve neurological recovery through neuroplasticity. The objective of this systematic review is to determine whether environmental enrichment improves neurological outcomes. Methods: An extensive search in PubMed (1966 to March 2015), EMBASE (1988 to March 2015), CINAHL (1982 to March 2015), AMED (1985 to March 2015), Cochrane Controlled Trials Register (March 2015) and PsycINFO(1806 to March 2015) was performed. Studies that compared environmental enrichment to control conditions in a controlled design or pre/post-test and/or time series with a minimum of five participants were included. A best evidence synthesis based on methodolog..

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