Imperial College London

Dr Shin-Yi Chiou (Chloe)

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Research Associate



+44 (0)20 3313 8833s.chiou12




7L16Lab BlockCharing Cross Campus






BibTex format

author = {Zou, L and Yeung, A and Li, C and Chiou, S-Y and Zeng, N and Tzeng, H-M and Wang, L and Ren, Z and Dean, T and Thomas, GA},
doi = {10.3390/ijerph15061292},
journal = {Int J Environ Res Public Health},
title = {Effects of MindBody Movements on Balance Function in Stroke Survivors: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.},
url = {},
volume = {15},
year = {2018}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Objective: We performed a systematic review with meta-analysis and meta-regression to determine if mindbody movements (MBM) could be effective in rehabilitating balance function among stroke survivors. Methods: A literature search was conducted using major Chinese and English electronic databases from an inception until January 2018. Randomized controlled studies were included in our meta-analysis. Data was independently extracted by two review authors using a pre-developed table and confirmed by a third party to reach a consensus. Pooled effect size (Hedge’s g) was computed while the random-effect model was set. Results: The meta-analytic results showed a significant benefit of the MBM intervention on increased balance function compared to the control groups (Hedge’s g = 1.59, CI 0.98 to 2.19, p < 0.001, I² = 94.95%). Additionally, the meta-regression indicated that the total number of sessions (β = 0.00142, 95% CI 0.0039 to 0.0244, p = 0.0067) and dose of weekly training (β = 0.00776, 95% CI 0.00579 to 0.00972, p = 0.00) had significantly positive effects on balance function. Conclusions: The study encouraging findings indicate the rehabilitative effect of a MBM intervention for balance function in stroke survivors. However, there were significant limitations in the design among several of the included trials. Additional studies with more robust methodologies are needed to provide a more definitive conclusion.
AU - Zou,L
AU - Yeung,A
AU - Li,C
AU - Chiou,S-Y
AU - Zeng,N
AU - Tzeng,H-M
AU - Wang,L
AU - Ren,Z
AU - Dean,T
AU - Thomas,GA
DO - 10.3390/ijerph15061292
PY - 2018///
TI - Effects of MindBody Movements on Balance Function in Stroke Survivors: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
T2 - Int J Environ Res Public Health
UR -
UR -
VL - 15
ER -