Journal article

Activity monitors for increasing physical activity in adult stroke survivors

Elizabeth A Lynch, Taryn M Jones, Dawn B Simpson, Natalie A Fini, Suzanne S Kuys, Karen Borschmann, Sharon Kramer, Liam Johnson, Michele L Callisaya, Niruthikha Mahendran, Heidi Janssen, Coralie English

COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Stroke is the third leading cause of disability worldwide. Physical activity is important for secondary stroke prevention and for promoting functional recovery. However, people with stroke are more inactive than healthy age-matched controls. Therefore, interventions to increase activity after stroke are vital to reduce stroke-related disability. OBJECTIVES: To summarise the available evidence regarding the effectiveness of commercially available, wearable activity monitors and smartphone applications for increasing physical activity levels in people with stroke. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Stroke Group Trials Register, CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, SPORTDiscus, a..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Internal sourcesUniversity of Adelaide, Australia.in-kind support received by E LynchThe Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Australia.In-kind support received by E Lynch, K Borschmann, S Kramer, L JohnsonMacquarie University, Australia.In-kind support received by T JonesUniversity of Tasmania, Australia.In-kind support received by D Simpson, M CallisayaUniversity of Melbourne, Australia.In-kind support received by N FiniLa Trobe University, Australia.In-kind support received by N FiniAustralian Catholic University, Australia.In-kind support received by S KuysUniversity of Canberra, Australia.In-kind support received by N MahendranUniversity of Newcastle, Australia.In-kind support received by H Janssen, C EnglishHunter New England Health, Australia.In-kind support received by H JanssenExternal sourcesNational Health and Medical Research Council, Australia.This work was supported by NHMRC grant numbers 1077898 and 1138515