A Systematic Review of International Clinical Guidelines for Rehabilitation of People with Neurological Conditions: What Recommendations are made for Upper Limb Assessment?

Course Overview

3 CEUs.

Purchase access to the questionnaire on this open access journal article. You will be required to read the article and answer multiple choice questions related to the article (you must get 70% and above to qualify for the 3 CEUs).  

Objectives of this course:

On completion of this CPD activity, the participant will be able to:
  1. Discuss the timing of assessment to monitor recovery in neurological rehabilitation.
  2. Give examples of useful Outcome Measures to assess Upper Limb Function in each domain of the ICF framework.
  3. Discuss the importance of patient report outcome measures.
You have until 31st December 2023 to complete this task.




Burridge J, Alt Murphy M, Buurke J, Feys P, Keller T, Klamroth-Marganska V, Lamers I, McNicholas L, Prange G, Tarkka I, Timmermans A, Hughes AM. A Systematic Review of International Clinical Guidelines for Rehabilitation of People With Neurological Conditions: What Recommendations Are Made for Upper Limb Assessment? Front Neurol. 2019 Jun 25;10:567. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2019.00567. PMID: 31293493; PMCID: PMC6603199

Summary of the article:

This article reviews Guidelines from around the world on the assessment of the Upper Limb following Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis and Spinal Cord Injury.

It draws useful conclusions around the timing of assessment, outcome measures to use and the alignment of these measures with patient’s goals and engagement in ADLs. The reference list of this article is particularly useful as a point of reference for further information and detailed information to use in your practice.

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Zukiswa Msengana
Posted 4 months ago
Lighthouse article

Very informative article and based on strong evidence

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