Journal article

Pre-stroke physical activity and admission stroke severity: A systematic review

Stanley H Hung, Deena Ebaid, Sharon Kramer, Emilio Werden, Helen Baxter, Bruce C Campbell, Amy Brodtmann

International Journal of Stroke | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Admission stroke severity is an important clinical predictor of stroke outcomes. Pre-stroke physical activity contributes to stroke prevention and may also be associated with reduced stroke severity. Summarizing the evidence to date will inform strategies to reduce burden after stroke. AIMS: To summarize the published evidence for the relationship between pre-stroke physical activity and admission stroke severity and to provide recommendations for future research. SUMMARY OF REVIEW: MEDLINE, Embase, Emcare, CENTRAL, and gray literature databases were searched on 14 February 2020 using search terms related to stroke and pre-stroke physical activity in adult stroke survivors. We sc..

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