An Enriched Environment Improves Sensorimotor Function Post-Ischemic Stroke

  title={An Enriched Environment Improves Sensorimotor Function Post-Ischemic Stroke},
  author={Heidi Janssen and Julie Bernhardt and Janice M. Collier and Emily S. Sena and Patrick McElduff and John Richard Attia and Michael R P Pollack and David W. Howells and Michael Nilsson and Michael B. Calford and Neil James Spratt},
  journal={Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair},
  pages={802 - 813}
Objective. An enriched environment (EE) refers to conditions that facilitate or enhance sensory, cognitive, motor, and social stimulation relative to standard (laboratory) conditions. Despite numerous published studies investigating this concept in animal stroke models, there is still debate around its efficacy. The authors performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the efficacy of an EE on neurobehavioral scores, learning, infarct size, and mortality in animal models of… 

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