Life After Stroke: a round up of Cochrane evidence

Throughout March 2018, Cochrane UK are running a special series of blogs and other material on the theme of #LifeAfterStroke. On this page you will find all of the blogs and other materials as and when they are published. 


Life after stroke: a special series from Cochrane UK

Research is better together: a stroke survivor and a researcher tell us why

Stroke rehabilitation trials: let’s measure what matters

“I miss me…” Life after stroke.

Cognitive rehabilitation after stroke – an urgent plea for good research

Confidence after stroke: dating with dysarthria

Physical rehabilitation after stroke

The surreal side of life after stroke

Occupational therapy: enabling living, not existing, after stroke

Living and dying well after stroke


In 2011, stroke survivors, carers and health professionals were involved in choosing the top questions they felt were most important for future stroke research. You can read more about that here. We’ve used these questions, and others, to help frame the content on this page. You can either scroll through this page, or click on the topics below to jump straight to the relevant content.

Acute phase: interventions within the first few hours after a stroke

Arm and hand recovery and function

Balance, gait and mobility

Cognitive rehabilitation

Confidence and coming to terms with the consequences of stroke

Exercise and fitness programmes

Fatigue

Music therapy

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)

Speech problems (including aphasia and dysarthria) after stroke

Stroke prevention and prevention of further strokes and health problems

Stroke services and types of care: occupational therapy; early discharge services; inpatient (stroke unit) care

Virtual reality

Visual problems

How you can get involved with research

Additional resources


Acute phase: interventions within the first few hours after a stroke


Podcast: Clot-dissolving drugs for treating ischaemic stroke in the early stages


Arm and hand recovery and function


Podcast: Interventions for improving upper limb function after stroke

Blog: Stroke rehabilitation: maximizing arm and hand function after stroke

Blog: Static splinting after stroke: are therapists overlooking the evidence?


Balance, gait and mobility


Blog: After stroke: the Cinderella of falls prevention research

Blog: Helping stroke survivors get back on their feet

Podcast: Physical rehabilitation approaches for the recovery of function, balance and walking after stroke


Cognitive rehabilitation


Cognitive rehabilitation for memory deficits after stroke


Confidence and coming to terms with stroke


Interventions for treating anxiety after stroke

 

Self management programmes for quality of life in people with stroke

 

Blog: Still being sexual in chronic illness



Exercise and fitness programmes


Treadmill training after stroke 

Circuit class therapy after stroke 

Yoga for stroke rehabilitation 


Fatigue


Podcast: Interventions for post-stroke fatigue


Music therapy


Podcast: Music interventions for acquired brain injury


Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)


Podcast: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for stroke recovery


Speech problems (including aphasia and dysarthria) after stroke


Blog: Sorry, what did you say? Living with dysarthria (unclear speech) after stroke

 

Speech and language therapy for aphasia following stroke

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for improving aphasia in patients after stroke


Stroke prevention and prevention of further strokes and health problems


Blog: Screening for abnormal heart rhythms: can we protect more people from stroke?

 

Diabetes drugs for preventing stroke and other blood vessel disease in people who have had a previous stroke or transient ischaemic attack

 

Antithrombotic treatment after stroke (i.e. prevention of clots after stroke due to bleeding in the brain)


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Stroke services and types of care: early discharge services; inpatient (stroke unit) care; occupational therapy


Blog: Alive, able and at home: stroke unit care offers better outcomes than alternatives

Podcast: Services for reducing duration of hospital care in people with acute stroke

Blog: Occupational therapy for stroke: what is it and how can it help?

Occupational therapy for adults with problems in activities of daily living after stroke 

 


 

Virtual reality


Virtual reality for stroke rehabilitation

Blog: Virtual reality for people with stroke or Parkinson’s disease: bringing therapy home


Visual problems


Interventions for disorders of eye movement in patients with stroke

 


Get involved with research



Additional resources


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Selena Ryan-Vig

About Selena Ryan-Vig

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Selena Ryan-Vig is the Communications and Engagement Officer at Cochrane UK. Her role primarily entails disseminating Cochrane evidence in accessible ways, managing Cochrane UK's website and social media accounts, and producing newsletters and infographics. With a colleague, Selena delivers interactive sessions to students from Years 10 to 13 to teach about evidence-based practice and to encourage critical thinking, particularly around healthcare claims made in the media. She also co-delivers talks for students to raise awareness of Cochrane and reliable, evidence-based resources. She has a psychology degree from the University of Bath. During her degree, she spent a placement year working in a national charity which provides support for young women affected by self-injury and training for professionals working with individuals who self-injure.

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