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Table 1 Eligibility criteria for screened references

From: The effect of rehabilitation interventions on physical function and immobility-related complications in severe stroke—protocol for a systematic review

Study design Randomised controlled trial (controlled trial)
Report characteristics Full article
Publication date January 1987 to July 2017
Participants Adult humans and any of the following:
 • Severe stroke (measured using a recognised stroke-specific health measure, disability measure, functional measure)
 • Stroke with stroke severity subsets reported (at least 2 subsets with 1 subset identified as severe stroke)
Interventions Any of the following:
 • Passive intervention (e.g. positioning, stretching programme, manual technique)
 • Active rehabilitation task (e.g. active or strengthening exercise, functional task practice)
 • Adjunctive therapies (e.g. electrical stimulation, treadmill training, robotics)
 • Aid or equipment (e.g. splint, wheelchair)
 • Environmental adaptation
 • Training and education (to carers or other health-care professionals)
Provided by any of the following:
 • Physiotherapist, occupational therapist, nurse
 • Support or assistant staff of the above professions
 • Paid or unpaid carer
Comparator Any of the following:
 • Any rehabilitation intervention
 • No intervention
 • Usual care
Outcomes Any of the following:
 • Measure of body function, activity or participation
 • Immobility-related complication (any of the following): contracture, pressure sore, spasticity, chest infection, urinary tract infection, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, fall, pain, shoulder pain, fatigue, depression
Include outcomes measured by direct observation by health-care professionals as well as proxy reports by carers/patients