NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
Record ID 31995000030
To assess whether formal rehabilitation reduces disability and handicap and improves quality of life for people who have suffered a stroke.
Authors' results and conclusions: Clinical:There are very few well designed studies that assess the effectiveness of rehabilitation after stroke, and no studies that evaluate its cost-effectiveness. There is some evidence that formal rehabilitation is effective, especially where it is provided by well organised multi-disciplinary teams.
Authors' recommendations: Much more research is required to establish which aspects of stroke rehabilitation are most effective. Further good quality research is required to inform a variety of decisions on the use of specific rehabilitation services in different settings.
Authors' methods: Systematic review
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/ehcb.htm
Year Published: 1992
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
- Cerebrovascular Disorders
Organisation Name: University of York
Contact Address: University of York, York, Y01 5DD, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 1904 321040, Fax: +44 1904 321041,
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Copyright: University of York
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