Table 3

Included studies design, participants and attrition

Study

Design

Participants

Attrition

(cumulative)

Number & gender

Mean (SD)

age (years)

Stroke lesioned hemisphere

Stroke classification

Mean (SD) time

after stroke (days)

Control

Extra

Control

Extra

Control

Extra

Control

Extra

Control

Extra

Control

Extra


Cooke 2009

Multi-centre

Observer- blind

RCT

38 (21 M)

35 (22 M)

66.4 (13.7)

67.5 (11.3)

17 right

13 right

All anterior circulation stroke

36.8 (22.5)

32.4 (21.3)

7 by 6 weeks

21 by 6 weeks

3 by 6 weeks

10 by 12 weeks

Donaldson 2009

Single centre

Observer- blind

RCT

10 (5 M)

10 (5 M)

72.7 (14.5)

73.0 (8.6)

5 right

4 right

All anterior circulation stroke

13.4 (4.4)

25.6 (15.5)

2 by 6 weeks

7 by 12 weeks

0 by 6 weeks

4 by 12 weeks

GAPS 2004

Multi-centre

Observer- blind

RCT

35 (17 M)

35 (24 M)

67 (10)

68 (11)

15 right

15 right

TACI = 7

PACI = 18

LACI = 8

POCI = 1

unsure = 1

TACI = 6

PACI = 15

LACI = 10

POCI = 2

unsure = 2

25 days

(range 6-71)

0 by 4 weeks

1 by 3 months

1 by 6 months

1 by 4 weeks

3 by 3 months

4 by 6 months

Lincoln 1999

Single centre

Observer- blind

RCT

95 (45 M)

94 (51 M)

Median 73

(IQR 64-80)

Median 73

(IQR 65-81)

38 right

47 right

TACI = 7

PACI = 29

LACI = 13

POCI = 0

unsure = 46

TACI = 9

PACI = 31

LACI = 11

POCI = 0

unsure = 43

1-5 weeks after stroke

5 by 5 weeks

11 by 3 months

14 by 6 months

7 by 5 weeks

10 by 3 months

13 by 6 months

Kwakkel 1999 & 2002

Multi-centre

Observer- blind

RCT

37 (14 M)

Arm group

33 (16 M)

64.1 (15)

Arm group

69 (9.8)

24 right

Arm group

19 right

TACI = 25

PACI = 9

LACI = 3

POCI = 0

unsure = 0

Arm group

TACI = 19

PACI = 11

LACI = 3

POCI = 0

unsure = 0

7.5 (2.9)

Arm group

7.2 (2.8)

3 by 20 weeks

3 by 26 weeks

4 by 52 weeks

Arm group

4 by 20 weeks

4 by 26 weeks

5 by 52 weeks

Leg group

21 (13 M)

Leg group

64.5 (9.7)

Leg group

18 right

Leg group

TACI = 17

PACI = 13

LACI = 1

POCI = 0

unsure = 0

Leg group

7.0 (2.5)

Leg group

5 by 20 weeks

5 by 26 weeks

6 by 52 weeks

Partridge 2000

Single centre

Observer- blind

RCT

60

54

76.5 (range 60 - 90)

53 right

No data provided in paper

No data provided in paper

4 by 6 weeks

11 by 6 months

2 by 6 weeks

10 by 6 months

(52 M)

Rodgers 2003

Single centre

Observer- blind

RCT

61 (30 M)

62 (28 M)

Median 75 (no range provided)

Median 74 (no range provided)

35 right

34 right

TACI = 13

PACI = 17

LACI = 29

POCI = 2

unsure = 0

TACI = 8

PACI = 17

LACI = 34

POCI = 3

unsure = 0

Median of 5 days after stroke

10 by 3 months

13 by 6 months

8 by 3 months

14 by 6 months


Cooke et al. BMC Medicine 2010 8:60   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-8-60

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