Sheila Lennon

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In the Western world, the Bobath Concept or neurodevelopmental treatment is the most popular treatment approach used in stroke rehabilitation, yet the superiority of the Bobath Concept as the optimal type of treatment has not been established. This systematic review of randomized, controlled trials aimed to evaluate the available(More)
Our group has developed a relatively low-cost virtual reality (VR) system for rehabilitation of the upper limb following stroke. Our system is immersive in that the participant views a representation of their arm and hand, reaching and retrieving objects in the virtual environment (VE), through a head-mounted display (HMD). This is thought to increase the(More)
OBJECTIVES To test the feasibility of conducting a controlled trial into the effectiveness of a self-management programme integrated into stroke rehabilitation. DESIGN A feasibility cluster-randomised design was utilised with stroke rehabilitation teams as units of randomisation. SETTING Community-based stroke rehabilitation teams in London. (More)
  • Julie Bernhardt, Leonid Churilov, Fiona Ellery, Janice Collier, Jan Chamberlain, Peter Langhorne +494 others
  • 2016
OBJECTIVE Our prespecified dose-response analyses of A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial (AVERT) aim to provide practical guidance for clinicians on the timing, frequency, and amount of mobilization following acute stroke. METHODS Eligible patients were aged ≥18 years, had confirmed first (or recurrent) stroke, and were admitted to a stroke unit within 24(More)
  • Julie Bernhardt, Audrey Raffelt, Leonid Churilov, Richard I Lindley, Sally Speare, Jacqueline Ancliffe +12 others
  • 2015
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this paper is to examine potential threats to generalisability of the results of a multicentre randomised controlled trial using data from A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial (AVERT). DESIGN AVERT is a prospective, parallel group, assessor-blinded randomised clinical trial. This paper presents data assessing the generalisability of(More)
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