Review: Comprehensive occupational therapy interventions improve outcomes after stroke

January 2004
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 140 Issue 1, p7
Academic Journal
This article focuses on a study regarding occupational therapy (OT) for stroke patients, published in the 2003 issue of the journal "Stroke." For this study the researchers selected studies with controlled or uncontrolled designs if they evaluated OT interventions in adult stroke patients for primary outcome measures and secondary process measures. 32 studies met the inclusion criteria. 18 studies were randomized controlled trials, 6 were case-control studies, and 8 used noncontrolled designs. The study concluded that comprehensive OT interventions improve activities of daily living and social participation.


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