Caregiver-mediated exercises for improving outcomes after stroke

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Judith DM Vloothuis,

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    1. Amsterdam Rehabilitation Research Centre, Reade, Department of Neurorehabilitation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Judith DM Vloothuis, Department of Neurorehabilitation, Amsterdam Rehabilitation Research Centre, Reade, Overtoom 283, PO Box 58271, Amsterdam, 1054 HW, Netherlands. j.vloothuis@reade.nl.

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  • Erwin EH van Wegen,

    1. VU University Medical Center, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, MOVE Research Institute Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  • Janne M Veerbeek,

    1. VU University Medical Center, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, MOVE Research Institute Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2. VU University Medical Center, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Physical Therapy, Amsterdam, Noor-Holland, Netherlands
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  • Manin Konijnenbelt,

    1. Amsterdam Rehabilitation Research Centre, Reade, Department of Neurorehabilitation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  • Johanna MA Visser-Meily,

    1. University Medical Center Utrecht and De Hoogstraat, Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, Utrecht, Netherlands
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  • Gert Kwakkel

    1. VU University Medical Center, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, MOVE Research Institute Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Abstract

This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows:

To investigate the effects of caregiver-mediated exercises on outcome in terms of body function, activities and participation of the person with stroke, as well as its impact on mood and burden of their caregiver.

The primary objective is to determine if caregiver-mediated exercises improve functional ability in adults after stroke in basic and extended activities of daily living (ADL), and to determine the effect on mood, burden and QoL of the caregiver.

The secondary objective is to determine the effect of caregiver-mediated exercises on outcome measures of gait, motor impairment, QoL, mood, fatigue, adverse outcomes, upper limb function and length of stay or treatment period.

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