THE EFFECTIVENESS OF HOME-BASED CARE INTERVENTIONS FOR STROKE SURVIVORS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL OUTCOMES
Many people with neurological impairment following stroke prefer home-based care instead of long-term hospitalization. This study aims to identify the physical and psychological outcomes of home-based care after a stroke. The studies were identified by searching the following electronic databases, PubMed, ProQuest, Web of Science, PsyARTICLES, MedLINE, CINAHL, and EBSCO. Twenty-seven articles analyzed and reviewed using the content analysis method. Most physical interventions resulted in increased upper body motor function. The most common equipment were treadmill and computer games. The studies we reviewed highlighted the muscle limb pain and falling as the adverse events that occur during home-based care, but most studies did not systematically document those adverse events. Home-based interventions are particularly effective to improve motor function and reduce anxiety and depression.
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