Addressing cognitive impairment following stroke: systematic review and meta-analysis of non-randomised controlled studies of psychological interventions

February 27, 2019

BMJ Open, Vol. 9(2), pp. 1-10

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Objective Cognitive impairment is a pervasive outcome of stroke, reported in over half of patients 6 months post-stroke and is associated with increased disability and a poorer quality of life. Despite the prevalence of post-stroke cognitive impairment, the efficacy of existing psychological interventions for the rehabilitation of cognitive impairment following stroke has yet to be established. The aim of this study is to identify psychological interventions from non-randomised studies that intended to improve post-stroke cognitive function and establish their efficacy.


Niamh Merriman
Grainne McCabe
Mary E. Walsh
Daniela Rohde
Ashleigh Gorman
Isabelle Jeffares
Niall Pender
David Williams
Frances Horgan
Frank Doyle
Kathleen Bennett
Anne Hickey
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BMJ Publishing Group Ltd

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February 27, 2019

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February 27, 2019

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