Journal article

The effect of an enriched environment on activity levels in people with stroke in an acute stroke unit: protocol for a before-after pilot study.

Ingrid CM Rosbergen, Rohan S Grimley, Kathryn S Hayward, Katrina C Walker, Donna Rowley, Alana M Campbell, Suzanne McGufficke, Samantha T Robertson, Janelle Trinder, Heidi Janssen, Sandra G Brauer

Pilot Feasibility Stud | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Clinical practice guidelines advocate engaging stroke survivors in as much activity as possible early after stroke. One approach found to increase activity levels during inpatient rehabilitation incorporated an enriched environment (EE), whereby physical, cognitive, and social activity was enhanced. The effect of an EE in an acute stroke unit (ASU) has yet not been explored. METHODS/DESIGN: We will perform a prospective non-randomized before-after intervention study. The primary aim is to determine if an EE can increase physical, social, and cognitive activity levels of people with stroke in an ASU compared to usual care. Secondary aims are to determine if fewer secondary complic..

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