Evidence for Everyday Allied Health


Short, sharable evidence

Rapid change. Information overload. Not enough time. We're sure you could quickly add more obstacles to keeping up to date with research and ensuring your practice is evidence-based best practice. We recognise this and getting evidence to you, where you want it, in quick, easy and sharable formats are drivers for this series. We’ve had a great response from nurses and midwives to their ‘Evidence for Everyday’ series and were encouraged to see allied health professionals (AHPs) tweeting us to ask for their own. So here it is.


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We publish a blog at least once a week on Evidently Cochrane, on a variety of health topics, and this is a good way to bring you new or topical evidence summaries. We love to be able to include a commentary from someone (a patient and/or practitioner) for whom the evidence is relevant, so do get in touch if you would like to write a blog, or contribute to one.

Find all blogs in the #EEAHP series here


Very early mobilisation (VEM) after stroke probably makes little or no difference to the number of people who survive or make a good recovery compared with delayed mobilisation (moderate-certainty evidence). VEM may improve participation in activities of daily living and may reduce length of hospital stay by around one day (low certainty-evidence). Effects on quality of life are uncertain (very low-certainty evidence). The risks of VEM are uncertain (low-certainty evidence). Cochrane Review; nine studies with 2958 adults with acute stroke in stroke units or acute wards, comparing very early mobilisation (within 24 hours of stroke onset) with more  delayed mobilisation (usual care).

These images with brief information have proved really popular since we first started making them last year. Blogshots in this series will be easily identifiable, as they have their own template. We share them on Twitter and Instagram, and we now have a Tumblr for these, where they can be found along with other blogshots, made by us or by colleagues in other parts of Cochrane. We’ll share them with a link to the review, blog or other resource, and with the hashtag #EEAHP.

Take a look at our #EEAHP blogshot collection on Tumblr to download and share freely

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