Navigation Links
Stroke Patients Benefited by Occupational Therapy

Stroke patients are benefited by occupational therapy which helps them recover their ability to take care of themselves and keeping them independent// longer, according to a new scientific review of the best available data.

Lead author of the study Dr. Lynn Legg of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in Scotland, said, "The most important finding is that occupational therapy works. Very few interventions have had such an impact."

Legg's group points out that more information is needed to answer questions such as which occupational therapy approaches are the most effective, how long therapy should be offered, and how often patients should have it.

According to researchers one third of all stroke patients may lose their ability to live independently, as noted by them in The Cochrane Library, a journal published by an international organization devoted to evaluating health care research. They add that although the benefits of rehabilitation after stroke clear the specific components of rehabilitation that facilitate recovery are less well understood.

Review of 10 studies was conducted by Legg and her team that included 1,348 subjects who had a stroke. These studies compared the effects of occupational therapy with usual care or no care.

The occupational therapy was especially focused on aiding patients regain the ability to perform their personal everyday functions needed for independent living and, in some cases, leisure and work-related skills.

The researchers found that patients who underwent occupational therapy were less likely to show deterioration in their abilities and better able to perform activities of daily living, like cooking and bathing. Qualified occupational therapists would deliver all these effective therapies at the patient's home.

The researchers therefore conclude, "What is clear from this review is that the debate should move from considering whether occupational therapy services are effectiv e to determining what elements make them effective."


NLA
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Amphetamines Help Recovery of Stroke Patients
2. Cough Syrup Ingredient Linked to Stroke
3. Estrogen Does Not Prevent Recurrent Strokes
4. Aspirin and Warfarin Are Equally Effective for Stroke Prevention
5. Triglycerides Linked To Stroke Risk
6. Strokes increased during squatting
7. Drug Combinations May Boost Stroke Risk
8. Stroke and Dementia - a ghastly association
9. Stroke risk might be linked to antibody
10. Stroke Risk and Fish :A factual interconnection
11. Fewer teeth & Increased Ischemic Stroke risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... The Muscular ... Louisiana Kitchen restaurants, launched the 14th annual “Appetite for a Cure” campaign on ... muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility. ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... George H. Van Allen have signed a joint enrollment and degree completion agreement. ... pathway toward associate and baccalaureate degrees at FHU|Dickson. , The agreement allows ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... US Sports Camps ... in Dover, NH to direct high-performance kids yoga training. ChildLight Yoga Studio is centrally ... one hour from Boston. , ChildLight Yoga Studio founder Lisa Flynn expresses her excitement, ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... New York, New York (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... in gym use and find themselves having to wait longer to access the treadmills. ... on their New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and get in shape by joining ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Pivot Point ... Best in KLAS: Software & Services for HIT Implementation Support & Staffing report ... independently ranks vendor performance by healthcare executives, managers and clinicians representing over 4,500 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... , February 5, 2016 ... new market research report "Fetal (Labor & Delivery) and ... Antepartum), Warmer, Incubator, Pulse Oximeter, Phototherapy/Jaundice Management Devices, CPAP, ... by MarketsandMarkets, This report studies the global market over ... is estimated at USD 6.28 Billion in 2015 and ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... 2016 For hospitals considering enrollment in the ... in the program, the Health Resources and Services Administration,s ... , Mega-Guidance , could have significant impact on plans ... September 2016. Essential Insights , Daniel ... summarizes the Mega-Guidance,s key proposed changes, including a new ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... FOSTER CITY, Calif. , Feb. 4, 2016 ... (the "Company") today announced it has entered into ... and Exchange Commission (SEC) fully resolving the SEC,s ... Practices Act (FCPA).  Under the terms of the ... total of $12.8 million, including disgorgement, pre-judgment interest ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: