Catherine M. Sackley

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BACKGROUND The incidence of stroke is predicted to rise because of the rapidly ageing population. However, over the past two decades, findings of randomised trials have identified several interventions that are effective in prevention of stroke. Reliable data on time-trends in stroke incidence, major risk factors, and use of preventive treatments in an(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of physiotherapy compared with no intervention in patients with Parkinson's disease. DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. DATA SOURCES Literature databases, trial registries, journals, abstract books, and conference proceedings, and reference lists, searched up to the end of(More)
This study examines the relationship between falls, postural sway, stance symmetry, and length of hospital admission after stroke. Side of stroke, age, and sex differences are noted. A consecutive sample of 92 stroke patients underwent two assessments, four months apart, at between two and nine months post-stroke. Measurements of weight distribution and(More)
OBJECTIVES This priority setting partnership was commissioned by Parkinson's UK to encourage people with direct and personal experience of the condition to work together to identify and prioritise the top 10 evidential uncertainties that impact on everyday clinical practice for the management of Parkinson's disease (PD). SETTING The UK. PARTICIPANTS(More)
BACKGROUND The causes of chronic low back pain (CLBP) remain obscure and effective treatment of symptoms remains elusive. A mechanism of relieving chronic pain based on the consequences of conflicting unpleasant sensory inputs to the central nervous system has been hypothesised. As a result a device was generated to deliver sensory discrimination training(More)
BACKGROUND Physiotherapy has long been a routine component of patient rehabilitation following hip joint replacement. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise after discharge from hospital on function, walking, range of motion, quality of life and muscle strength, for osteoarthritic patients following(More)
This pilot study investigated whether 4 weeks of aerobic treadmill training in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) improved mobility and reduced fatigue. Individuals with MS were recruited to this prospective, randomised controlled trial. Individuals were assessed at baseline, week 7 and 12 with a 10 metre timed walk, a 2 minute walk, the Rivermead(More)
BACKGROUND Care home residents with stroke-related disabilities have significant activity limitations. Phase II trial results suggested a potential benefit of occupational therapy (OT) in maintaining residents' capacity to engage in functional activity. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a targeted course of OT in(More)
BACKGROUND Recent debate suggests Huntington's disease (HD) may be more prevalent than previously reported. In addition, relatively little is known about current disease management. This study aims to provide epidemiological data and describe the pharmacological management of HD in the United Kingdom. METHODS A primary care research database was accessed(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Feedback about motor performance can induce either an internal focus of attention (about body movement) or an external focus of attention (about the effects on the environment) in the learner. The main aim of this pilot study was to examine the attentional focus of feedback given by physiotherapists during treatment of the hemiplegic(More)