Table 1

Search strategy

Patient population

"Stroke" NOT "stroke volume" OR "cerebral palsy" OR "motor skill disorder" OR "hemiparesis"


Upper extremity

("upper extremity" OR "upper limb" OR "arm" OR "hand" OR "wrist") NOT ("lower extremity" OR "lower limb")


Outcome domain

("motor activity" OR "activities of daily living" OR "motor skill" OR "motor skills" OR "function") NOT "gait"


Measurement instrument

("outcome assessment" OR "treatment outcome" OR "task performance and analysis" OR "evaluation studies as topics" OR "disability evaluations" OR "rehabilitation" OR questionnaires" OR "ambulatory monitoring") NOT ("magnetic resonance imaging" OR "blood" OR "cortex")

Lemmens et al. BMC Neurology 2012 12:21   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-12-21

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