An enriched environment increases activity in stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation in a mixed rehabilitation unit: a pilot non-randomized controlled trial.

@article{Janssen2014AnEE,
  title={An enriched environment increases activity in stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation in a mixed rehabilitation unit: a pilot non-randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Heidi Janssen and Louise Ada and Julie Bernhardt and Patrick Mcelduff and Michael Pollack and Michael J Nilsson and Neil James Spratt},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  year={2014},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={255-62}
}
PURPOSE An enriched environment (EE) facilitates physical, cognitive and social activity in animal models of stroke. The aim of this pilot study was to determine whether enriching the environment of a mixed rehabilitation unit increased stroke patient activity. METHODS A non- randomized controlled trial was conducted. Direct observation was used to determine the difference in change in physical, cognitive, social or any activity over 2 weeks in patients exposed to an enriched versus non… CONTINUE READING
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