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A meta-analysis evaluating the effectiveness of two different upper limb hemi paresis interventions on improving health-related quality of life following stroke

Pulman, Jennifer and BUCKLEY, Emily and CLARK-CARTER, David (2013) A meta-analysis evaluating the effectiveness of two different upper limb hemi paresis interventions on improving health-related quality of life following stroke. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 20 (2). pp. 189-196. ISSN 1074-9357

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The paper presents the results of a meta-analysis from a systematic review published elsewhere. The aim of this paper is to quantitatively assess the efficacy of different upper limb interventions on health-related quality of life in stroke patients. Two botulinum type A injection (BTX-A) studies and four constraint-induced movement therapy studies were separately combined in meta-analysis using a fixed effects model. Quality of life mean scores were extracted and transformed into weighted mean differences. Combined, the BTX-A studies showed no significant improvements in overall health-related quality of life, p=.341. Similarly four CIMT studies revealed non-significant findings for the domains of activities of daily living, communication and hand function. Separate Mmeta-analysis of three CIMT studies again revealed non-significant results for memory, mobility, mood, participation and overall recovery. This report did not show these types of upper limb interventions to be effective in improving health-related quality of life in the post stroke population.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences > Psychology, Sport and Exercise
Depositing User: Emily SMITH
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2013 15:52
Last Modified: 17 May 2013 10:27
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/311

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