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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 2015-06-25 12:26:41.184

Authors

Keith Teo
Julia Slark

Year of Publication

2015

Source

Disability and Rehabilitation, 24 June [Epub before June]

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status

Completed

Abstract

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

How to Access

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