Treatment Interventions for the Paretic Upper Limb of Stroke Survivors: A Critical Review

@article{Barreca2003TreatmentIF,
  title={Treatment Interventions for the Paretic Upper Limb of Stroke Survivors: A Critical Review},
  author={Susan R Barreca and Steven L. Wolf and Susan E. Fasoli and Richard W. Bohannon},
  journal={Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair},
  year={2003},
  volume={17},
  pages={220 - 226}
}
Despite a threefold increase in treatment interventions studies during the past 10 years, “best practice” for the rehabilitation of the paretic upper limb is still unclear. This review aims to lessen uncertainty in the management of the poststroke upper limb. Two separate searches of the scientific literature from 1966-2001 yielded 333 articles. Three referees, using strict inclusion and exclusion criteria, selected 68 relevant references. Cohort studies, randomized control trials, and… Expand
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