Intervention Protocol

Additional exercise therapy for the recovery of function after stroke

  1. Rose Galvin1,*,
  2. Sheila Lennon2,
  3. Brendan T Murphy3,
  4. Tara Cusack4,
  5. Frances Horgan5,
  6. Emma K Stokes6

Editorial Group: Cochrane Stroke Group

Published Online: 13 JUN 2012

Assessed as up-to-date: 10 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009859


How to Cite

Galvin R, Lennon S, Murphy BT, Cusack T, Horgan F, Stokes EK. Additional exercise therapy for the recovery of function after stroke (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD009859. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009859.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, HRB Centre for Primary Care Research, Department of General Practice, Dublin 2, Ireland

  2. 2

    Flinders University, Discipline of Physiotherapy, School of Medicine, Adelaide, Australia

  3. 3

    University College Dublin, School of Mathematical Sciences, Dublin 4, Ireland

  4. 4

    University College Dublin, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science, College of Life Sciences, Dublin, Ireland

  5. 5

    Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, School of Physiotherapy, Dublin 2, Co Dublin, Ireland

  6. 6

    Trinity College Dublin, Department of Physiotherapy, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, Dublin 8, Ireland

*Rose Galvin, HRB Centre for Primary Care Research, Department of General Practice, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland. rosegalvin@rcsi.ie. rgalvin@tcd.ie.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 13 JUN 2012

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To assess whether additional exercise therapy has an impact on recovery following stroke when compared with routine exercise therapy.

The specific objectives of this review are twofold:

  1. To examine the impact of additional exercise therapy time on functional recovery following stroke by reviewing RCTs that assess the effects of additional exercise therapy when compared with routine exercise therapy.
  2. To determine a minimum threshold of additional exercise therapy time provided to the experimental group below which no clinically relevant benefit is observed.