Journal article

Early Mobilization After Stroke: Do Clinical Practice Guidelines Support Clinicians' Decision-Making?

Venesha Rethnam, Kathryn S Hayward, Julie Bernhardt, Leonid Churilov

FRONTIERS IN NEUROLOGY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2021

Abstract

Importance: Early mobilization, out-of-bed activity, is a component of acute stroke unit care; however, stroke patient heterogeneity requires complex decision-making. Clinically credible and applicable CPGs are needed to support and optimize the delivery of care. In this study, we are specifically exploring the role of clinical practice guidelines to support individual patient-level decision-making by stroke clinicians about early mobilization post-stroke. Methods: Our study uses a novel, two-pronged approach. (1) A review of CPGs containing recommendations for early mobilization practices published after 2015 was appraised using purposely selected items from the Appraisal of Guidelines Rese..

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