Table 1

Search strategy in Cochrane Library Database

#1MeSH descriptor: [Stroke] explode all trees
#2Stroke:ti OR Cerebrovascular Accident*:ti OR CVA:ti OR Cerebrovascular Event*:ti OR Cerebrovascular Insult*:ti OR Brain:ti Vascular Accident*:ti OR Apoplexy*:ti OR Brain Infraction*:ti
#3#1 OR #2
#4MeSH descriptor: [Hand] explode all trees
#5(Hand* OR Palm* OR Finger* OR Thumb* OR Wrist*):ti,ab,kw
#6#4 OR #5
#7MeSH descriptor: [Rehabilitation] explode all trees
#8MeSH descriptor: [Exercise] explode all trees
#9MeSH descriptor: [Therapeutics] explode all trees
#10(Rehab* OR Exercis* OR Therap* OR Treat*):ti,ab,kw
#11((electrical stimulation) OR FES OR (mirror therapy) OR (constraint-induced movement therapy) OR CIMT OR robot OR (brain-computer interface) OR BCI OR (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation) OR rTMS OR (transcranial direct current stimulation) OR tDCS OR (task-oriented training) OR (task-based training) OR acupuncture OR (bilateral treatment) OR (motor relearning) or (manual therapy) OR orthosis OR stretch OR biofeedback OR (virtual reality) OR VR OR (motor imagery) OR (action observation)):ti,ab,kw
#12#7 OR #8 OR #9 OR #10 OR #11
#13#3 AND #6 AND #12 in Trials
  • MeSH, medical subject headings.