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Post-stroke patients may have to experience a wide range of impairments or deficits such as movement dysfunction or cognitive impairments that require early rehabilitation management to get better recovery. The rapid development in technology facilitates for many aspects in medicine and rehabilitation. In recent years, virtual reality intervention has been a novel therapy improving functional outcomes among post-stroke patients (Lee, Park, & Park, 2019). Specifically, virtual reality technology has created a life-like environment to stimulate physical activities that may encourage stroke survivors to take part in activities willingly through interaction in virtual environment which is quite similar with the real world (Kizony, Levin, Hughey, Perez, & Fung, 2010). This overview is going to analyse the effectiveness of virtual reality intervention in improving functional outcomes for post-stroke patients and give some recommendations in clinical practice.
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