Systematic Review of IMT After Cerebrovascular Accident


Systematic Review of Inspiratory Muscle Training After Cerebrovascular Accident
Martín-Valero R, De La Casa Almeida M, Casuso-Holgado MJ, Heredia-Madrazo A.

The objective of this Systematic Review, published in Respiratory Care (November 2015), was to “examine levels of evidence and recommendation grades of various therapeutic interventions of inspiratory muscle training in people who have had a stroke”.

Studies of relevance were searched for in MEDLINE, PEDro, OAIster, Scopus, PsycINFO, Web of Knowledge, CINAHL, SPORTDiscus, DOAJ, Cochrane, Embase, Academic Search Complete, Fuente Académica, and MedicLatina. Out of the 20 articles identified, 6 of these studies were found to be relevant to this review.

The Review concluded that more long-term studies are needed and “It is necessary to apply respiratory muscle training as a service of the national health system and to consider its inclusion in the conventional neurological program.”

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