Meta-analysis of home-based rehabilitation effects on physical function following stroke

Takeaway

  • A recent meta-analysis of English- and Chinese-language articles demonstrates modest improvements in physical function (PF) with home-based rehabilitation (HBR).

Why this matters

  • Estimated rates of disability following stroke (36%–45%P) are high.

  • HBR could improve PF while reducing healthcare costs, but study results have not consistently demonstrated PF benefits with HBR.

  • A meta-analysis including recent data may provide updated care guidance.