Caregiver-mediated exercises with e-health support for early supported discharge after stroke (CARE4STROKE): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

@inproceedings{Vloothuis2015CaregivermediatedEW,
  title={Caregiver-mediated exercises with e-health support for early supported discharge after stroke (CARE4STROKE): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial},
  author={Judith Vloothuis and Marijn M S Mulder and Rinske H. M. Nijland and Manin H Konijnenbelt and Henry Martyn Mulder and Cees M Hertogh and Maurits W van Tulder and Gert Kwakkel and Erwin E H van Wegen},
  booktitle={BMC neurology},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Several systematic reviews have shown that additional exercise therapy has a positive effect on functional outcome after stroke. However, there is an urgent need for resource-efficient methods to augment rehabilitation services without increasing health care costs. Asking informal caregivers to do exercises with their loved ones, combined with e-health services may be a cost-effective method to promote early supported discharge with increased functional outcome. The primary aim of… CONTINUE READING
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