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Evid Based Nurs 7:117 doi:10.1136/ebn.7.4.117
  • Treatment

Review: therapy based rehabilitation services reduce the risk of deterioration in patients who have had a stroke

Therapy based rehabilitation services v no routine input in community dwelling patients who have had a stroke*

Outcomes at 4–12 months Number of trials (n) Weighted event rates RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
Rehabilitation No routine input
*Deterioration  =  decrease in activities of daily living scores, dependency, or death. Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, CI, and weighted event rates calculated from data in article using a fixed effects model.
Deterioration 11 (1350) 30.5% 37.5% 17% (5 to 28) 15 (10 to 50)

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