Yearly Archives: 2018

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Champion Future Leaders attend grant development workshop

by Jan Chamberlain The strains of We Are the Champions by Queen set the tone for the Centre of Research Excellence grant development workshop in late June. With future leaders in stroke rehabilitation and brain recovery coming from Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Newcastle and Sydney the two days were set to be thought-provoking and educational. The workshop [...]

Is Environmental Enrichment Ready for Clinical Application in Human Post-stroke Rehabilitation?

To read the paper click here.      

Electronic Health Message System Development to Support Recovery after Stroke

To read the paper click here. Prof Dominique Cadilhac also appears on a video at that webpage speaking about the publication.      

Pint of Science – Newcastle

by Gillian Mason Gillian Mason was extra lucky in May to back up from Spotlight on Stroke and talk all things stroke and brain science with Sarah Valkenborghs and Dr Lin Kooi Ong at The Edwards bar for the Newcastle leg of the international Pint of Science festival. This festival sees researchers chat about science [...]

Spotlight on Stroke

by Gillian Mason Newcastle stroke survivors say to me regularly that they’d like to see more of our researchers, to understand what’s going on in the ‘fancy building on the hill’ and find out what our work means for them. Some share that they feel that health professionals and researchers might not actually know what [...]

Implementation—The Missing Link in the Research Translation Pipeline

Despite the exponential growth in the evidence base for stroke rehabilitation, there is still a paucity of knowledge about how to consistently and sustainably deliver evidence-based stroke rehabilitation therapies in clinical practice. To read the abstract click here.      

Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable – June 2018 update

By Karen Borschmann, on behalf of  the Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable The first Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable (SRRR), held in Philadelphia in 2016, was a major international collaborative effort that set the scene for a new direction in recovery research. This collaboration demonstrated that the international community is on the same page in [...]

Stroke Research Consumer Forum report

The report on the stroke research consumer forum held in October 2017 can be viewed below. To download a copy, click here (7MB).            

Systematic review of clinical practice guidelines to identify recommendations for rehabilitation after stroke and other acquired brain injuries

Objective Rehabilitation clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) contain recommendation statements aimed at optimising care for adults with stroke and other brain injury. The aim of this study was to determine the quality, scope and consistency of CPG recommendations for rehabilitation covering the acquired brain injury populations. To download the free paper click here.   [...]

Qualitative investigation of the perceptions and experiences of enriched environment in an Australian acute stroke unit

Objective An enriched environment embedded in an acute stroke unit can increase activity levels of patients who had stroke, with changes sustained 6 months post-implementation. The objective of this study was to understand perceptions and experiences of nursing and allied health professionals involved in implementing an enriched environment in an acute stroke unit. To download the [...]