Interventions for improving upper limb function after stroke

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  • Pollock, A. et al (2014) Interventions for improving upper limb function after stroke

    Rights statement: This is the final published version of an article published by The Cochrane Collaboration, published by John Wiley in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD010820.pub2/abstract;jsessionid=E87291E774812C561465E5E98AB2C3B8.f02t03 Copyright: © 2014 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD010820
Number of pages172
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2014

Abstract

Stroke is the third most common cause of death and the main cause of acquired adult disability in high-income countries (Warlow 2008). This affects from 112 to 223 per 100,000 people in high income countries, and from 73 to 165 per 100,000 in low income countries (Feigin 2009). The annual incidence of stroke is 795,000 people in the USA (Go 2013), more than 150,000 in England (NHS Choices), and around 15,000 in Scotland (Stroke in Scotland 2010). Motor impairment, typically affecting movement of the face, arm, and leg of one side of the body, affects about 80% of stroke survivors (Langhorne 2009).

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  • limb function, stroke, rehabiliation

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