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REPETITIVE TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION FOR MANAGEMENT OF POST-STROKE IMPAIRMENTS: AN OVERVIEW OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS

Woo-Jin Kim, Charlotte Rosselin, Bhasker Amatya, Pouya Hafezi, Fary Khan

Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine | FOUNDATION REHABILITATION INFORMATION | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate evidence from published systematic reviews of clinical trials to determine the effectiveness of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in stroke population. METHODS: The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, and PubMed were searched for systematic reviews up to 15 January 2019. Three authors independently screened the reviews and assessed the methodological quality, using Assessment of Multiple Systematic Reviews (AMSTAR) appraisal tool. Quality of evidence for outcomes evaluated within the reviews was appraised with Grade of Recommendation, Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) tool. RESULTS: Twelve reviews (n = 9,117 participants) evaluated..

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