Occupational therapy for stroke patients: a systematic review.

  title={Occupational therapy for stroke patients: a systematic review.},
  author={Esther M J Steultjens and Joost Dekker and L. M. Bouter and Jos C M van de Nes and Edith H C Cup and Cornelia Helena Maria van den Ende},
  volume={34 3},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Occupational therapy (OT) is an important aspect of stroke rehabilitation. The objective of this study was to determine from the available literature whether OT interventions improve outcome for stroke patients. METHODS An extensive search in MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, AMED, and SCISEARCH was performed. Studies with controlled and uncontrolled designs were included. Seven intervention categories were distinguished and separately analyzed. If a quantitative approach (meta… CONTINUE READING
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