A very early rehabilitation trial for stroke (AVERT): phase II safety and feasibility.

@article{Bernhardt2008AVE,
  title={A very early rehabilitation trial for stroke (AVERT): phase II safety and feasibility.},
  author={Julie Bernhardt and Helen M. Dewey and Amanda G Thrift and Janice Collier and Geoffrey Alan Donnan},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2008},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={390-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Very early rehabilitation, with an emphasis on mobilization, may contribute to improved outcomes after stroke. We hypothesized that a very early rehabilitation protocol would be safe and feasible. METHODS We performed a randomized, controlled trial with blinded outcome assessment. Patients at <24 hours after stroke were recruited from 2 Melbourne metropolitan stroke units. Patients were randomly assigned to receive standard care (SC) or SC plus very early mobilization… CONTINUE READING
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