Non-pharmacological interventions for longer-term stroke survivors or their carers: an overview of Cochrane Reviews

To produce an overview of Cochrane Reviews of non-pharmacological interventions with evidence relevant to community-based longer-term stroke survivors or their carers, focusing on person-centred outcomes.

This will include:

  • identifying types of non-pharmacological interventions that have been evaluated in the longer-term after stroke (included intervention types), where such a trial has been included in a Cochrane Review;
  • identify types of non-pharmacological intervention that may be applicable to the longer-term after stroke but have only been evaluated in the shorter-term after stroke, where such a trial has been included in a Cochrane Review;
  • categorise these intervention types according to the poststroke problems they are directly intended to address, as defined by Cochrane Review authors;
  • identifying the outcomes considered most important (primary outcomes) for included intervention types, as defined by Cochrane Review authors;
  • examining evidence of the effects of included intervention types specific to the longer-term after stroke;
  • signposting readers to evidence of effective interventions;
  • identifying opportunities for merging or splitting existing Cochrane Reviews.

This is a protocol.

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