Chapter 12. Background to Neurorehabilitation

  1. Livia Candelise1,
  2. Richard Hughes2,
  3. Alessandro Liberati3,
  4. Bernard M.J. Uitdehaag4 and
  5. Charles Warlow5
  1. Kathryn McPherson,
  2. Paula Kersten and
  3. Lynne Turner-Stokes

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988350.ch12

Evidence-based Neurology: Management of Neurological Disorders

Evidence-based Neurology: Management of Neurological Disorders

How to Cite

McPherson, K., Kersten, P. and Turner-Stokes, L. (2007) Background to Neurorehabilitation, in Evidence-based Neurology: Management of Neurological Disorders (eds L. Candelise, R. Hughes, A. Liberati, B. M.J. Uitdehaag and C. Warlow), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988350.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Cochrane Neurological Network, Ospedale Magglore Policlinico, University of Milan, Italy

  2. 2

    King's College London School of Medicine at Guy's, King's College and St Thomas' Hospitals, London, UK

  3. 3

    Università di Modena e Reggio Emillia, Modena, Italy

  4. 4

    VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  5. 5

    University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727918116

Online ISBN: 9780470988350



  • neurorehabilitation;
  • timing and intensity of rehabilitation;
  • specialist rehabilitation service;
  • poststroke rehabilitation outcomes project PSROP;
  • quality of life (QOL)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Outcomes in neurorehabilitation 2

  • Framing clinical questions in neurorehabilitation

  • General approach to searching evidence

  • Critical review of the evidence for each question

  • Conclusion