Marian Arbesman, Deborah Lieberman, Debra R. Berlanstein; Method for the Evidence-Based Reviews on Occupational Therapy and Stroke. Am J Occup Ther 2014;69(1):6901180020p1-6901180020p5. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.013524.
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Evidence-based reviews of the literature relevant to adults with stroke are important to the practice of occupational therapy. We describe the four questions that served as the focus for the evidence-based reviews of the effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions for adults with stroke. The questions include occupation- and activity-based interventions to improve occupational performance and social participation after stroke, as well as interventions for motor, cognitive, and psychological and emotional impairments after stroke. We include the background for the reviews; the process followed for addressing each question, including search terms and search strategy; the databases searched; and the methods used to summarize and critically appraise the literature. The final number of articles included in each evidence-based review; a summary of the themes of the results; the strengths and limitations of the findings; and implications for practice, education, and research are presented.
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