Journal article

A systematic review protocol of timing, efficacy and cost effectiveness of upper limb therapy for motor recovery post-stroke

Kathryn S Hayward, Sharon F Kramer, Vincent Thijs, Julie Ratcliffe, Nick S Ward, Leonid Churilov, Laura Jolliffe, Dale Corbett, Geoffrey Cloud, Tina Kaffenberger, Amy Brodtmann, Julie Bernhardt, Natasha A Lannin

SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS | BMC | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: Improving upper limb (UL) motor recovery after stroke represents a major clinical and scientific goal. We aim to complete three systematic reviews to estimate the (1) association between time to start of UL therapy and motor recovery, (2) relative efficacy of different UL therapy approaches post-stroke and (3) cost-effectiveness of UL therapy interventions. METHODS: We have designed a systematic review protocol to address three systematic review questions that were each registered with PROSPERO. The search will be conducted in MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Controlled Register of Trials. We will include randomised controlled trials, non-randomised clinical trials, before-after stu..

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