How effective is very early mobilisation after stroke (commenced within 48 hours of stroke) compared to conventional care?
The review found only 1 small trial which met the inclusion criteria. Nineteen relevant trials from China failed to meet the inclusion criteria.
Care in a stroke unit is recommended for patients early after stroke and results in reduced disability and an increased likelihood of returning home. Very early mobilisation (helping patients to get up out of bed very early and often after stroke symptom onset) is undertaken in some stroke units and is recommended in many acute stroke clinical guidelines. It is unclear whether very early mobilisation independently improves outcome after stroke.