Research – practice gap on walking promotion

The 2015 published Cochrane review (1) found only five studies that evaluated community walking sessions for people living a stroke. And, they concluded that the quality of evidence of these studies was very low. Furthermore, only 266 individuals had been involved in all five studies and two of the programs “mimicked” community programs.

Walking certainly improves walking ability and speed after a stroke event; the activity itself brings a multitude of benefits not only economically but socially also.

I could not find any reviews published after 2015.


  1. Barclay RE, Stevenson TJ, Poluha W, Ripat J, Nett C, Srikesavan CS. Interventions for improving community ambulation in individuals with stroke. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD010200. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010200.pub2.

Author: Ed Jerard

Research analyst and health promoter in Canada

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