The effectiveness of different treatment modalities for the rehabilitation of unilateral neglect in stroke patients: a systematic review

Lisa Pernet, Anke Juchters, Eric Kerckhofs

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Abstract

15 RCT's have been included. Most studies used add-on therapies. Almost all studies found improvements in both groups, but only 7 trials showed statistically significant between group differences in favor of the experimental group. Large effect sizes were found in only four studies. Conclusions: all the interventions discussed in this review can reduce the symptoms of UNS. However, TENS, optokinetic stimulation, somatosensory electrostimulation, mirror therapy and virtual reality training seem to be the most effective treatment methods (d>0,80). Future research should focus on producing studies of higher methodological quality with larger sample sizes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)611-620
Number of pages10
JournalNeuroRehabilitation
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • stroke
  • effect size
  • unilateral neglect

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