Jacqui H Morris

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BACKGROUND Simultaneous bilateral training, the completion of identical activities with both arms simultaneously, is one intervention to improve arm function and reduce impairment. OBJECTIVES To determine the effects of simultaneous bilateral training for improving arm function after stroke. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched the Cochrane Stroke Trials(More)
PURPOSE This study examined the role of anxiety and upper limb dysfunction, amongst other variables, as predictors of health related quality of life (HRQOL) 6 months after stroke. METHOD PARTICIPANTS Stroke survivors (n = 85) who had previously participated in a randomised controlled trial of a physiotherapy intervention. Dependent variable: HRQOL -(More)
There is now good empirical evidence of physical and functional benefits for individuals with stroke from long-term engagement in a range of physical activities. However, long-term participation of stroke survivors in physical activity after rehabilitation is low, and maximum benefits are not being achieved. This article reviews relevant literature and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of interventions to promote long-term participation in physical activity (PA) on measures of frequency, duration, or intensity of PA at 3 months or longer in community-dwelling stroke survivors. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health (CINAHL), PsycINFO, and Cochrane Library of Systematic(More)
BACKGROUND This paper describes the structured methods used to involve patients, carers and health professionals in an update of a Cochrane systematic review relating to physiotherapy after stroke and explores the perceived impact of involvement. METHODS We sought funding and ethical approval for our user involvement. We recruited a stakeholder group(More)
Rehabilitation research is faced with complex challenges. Heterogeneous patient populations in terms of clinical presentations, scope of functional impairment, comorbidity, and sociodemographics (eg, age, education) make powerful, blind, randomized controlled trials difficult. Even large treatment centers are often unable to provide sample sizes that would(More)
BACKGROUND Various approaches to physical rehabilitation may be used after stroke, and considerable controversy and debate surround the effectiveness of relative approaches. Some physiotherapists base their treatments on a single approach; others use a mixture of components from several different approaches. OBJECTIVES To determine whether physical(More)
Background. People with stroke are not maintaining adequate engagement in physical activity (PA) for health and functional benefit. This paper sought to describe any psychological and social factors that may influence physical activity engagement after stroke. Methods. A structured literature review of studies indexed in MEDLINE, CinAHL, P&BSC, and PsycINFO(More)
BACKGROUND Benefits of art participation after stroke are becoming increasingly recognized. Qualitative studies suggest that participation in visual arts creative engagement interventions (CEIs) during rehabilitation after stroke may improve mood, self-esteem, hope and some aspects of physical recovery. This study examines the feasibility of undertaking a(More)
Introduction People who live in care homes often fall. Foot and ankle muscle weakness, sub-optimal footwear, and common foot problems such as corns and hallux valgus are known and potentially modifiable contributory factors to falls in older people. Conducting a randomised controlled trial in a care home setting to address these issues is challenging and(More)