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A systematic review of studies investigating the care of stroke survivors in long-term care facilities

NZ Literature Abstract

posted by WM Admin on 25 June 2015


Keith Teo
Julia Slark

Year of Publication



Disability and Rehabilitation, 24 June [Epub before June]

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status



In this systematic review, the authors investigate the research literature and identify themes around the care of stroke survivors in long-term care (LTC) facilities. Twenty-two articles were included (five intervention studies and 17 observational studies). "Three themes were identified: rehabilitation, stroke specific care and secondary stroke drug prevention. These were found to be lacking within LTC facilities. There is also a dearth of interventional studies in stroke survivors from LTC facilities". The authors discuss the implications of these findings.

Type of Study

Systematic review

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