LLT are working with Clare Draper and Trish Cowie from Wiltshire Council to ensure the best outcome measures are used in practice. They will help in the auditing of the project to see the effect of EfS delivered classes on function and quality of life in Stroke survivors discharged from rehabilitation.
Cochrane Review: Interventions for post-stroke fatigue
McGeough et al. 2009
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McGeough et al Cochrane fatigue in stroke 2009 Summary to download Summary
Cochrane Review: Circuit class therapy for improving mobility after stroke
English et al. 2010
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EfS – Association of Activity Limitations and Lower-Limb Explosive Extensor Power in Ambulatory People With Stroke 2008
Association of Activity Limitations and Lower-Limb Explosive Extensor Power in Ambulatory People With Stroke
Saunders et al. Arch Phys Med. 2008.
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The LLT EfS Course is also mentioned in the Nov 2010 edition of the British Association of Stroke Physicians Newsletter.
The LLT EfS course is recommended in the Best Practice Guidance for the Development of Exercise after Stroke Services in Community Settings November 2010, which can be downloaded from the Exercise After Stroke Website. This website is part of a Scottish Government funded project to scope the provision of Exercise after Stroke services across Scotland…
The UKFST was launched on the 29th October 2010. The UKFST will support the development of stroke training and education UK
wide through the Stroke-Specific Education Framework (SSEF). Applications
for endorsement will be made through the UKFST website. For further information, a flyer can be downloaded here.
Published in 2009, this Cochrane Review, authored by Saunders and co-authored by Gillian Mead, one of the developers of the EfS Course, reported on a systematic review of the published evidence base of RCTs assessing the effect of exercise in patients following stroke. The positive effects of cardiorespiratory exercise, involving waking were demonstrated on speed,…
EfS – Original RCT of the STARTER exercises used in the EfS training on function and quality of life
Published in 2007, the results of a randomised controlled trial comparing with relaxation on physical function and quality of life in people who had been discharged from rehabilitation. The paper describes the background need for an effective group programme for those leaving the rehabilitation setting. The programme, delivered over 12 weeks, 3 times a week,…