The effects of motor learning after unilateral stroke: A Systematic Review

Document Type : Review Articles


1 PhD student of physiotherapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran

2 PhD in physiotherapy, Assistant professor, Physical Therapy Department, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran

3 PhD in physiotherapy, Associative professor, Physical Therapy Department, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran

4 PhD student of physiotherapy, Iran University of medical sciences, Tehran



Introduction: The purpose of the present study is to review the previously published studies concerning effective of motor learning after unilateral stroke.Materials and Methods: A literature search for the period of 1995-2013 was performed using ProQuest , ,Elsevier and science direct, google scholar, PubMed databases. Cerebral vascular accident , hemiplegia, stroke ,learning, motor learning, recovery, functional recovery were used as keywords.Results: Ten articles were selected according to the inclusion criteria of the study. There was a wide variation among studies in terms of methodology, severity of stroke, locus of brain damage, sample size, procedure.Conclusion: The results demonstrated that there is adequate evidence to support that motor learning capability of individuals with unilateral stroke has preserved when type of  task and feedback, explicit information do not increase demand of working memory or severity of stroke be mildKey words: unilateral stroke, motor learning, functional recovery

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