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To read the paper click here. Prof Dominique Cadilhac also appears on a video at that webpage speaking about the publication.
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.
Systematic review of clinical practice guidelines to identify recommendations for rehabilitation after stroke and other acquired brain injuriesJan Chamberlain
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 unitJan Chamberlain
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 [...]
by Julie Luker A stroke affects the life of not only the stroke survivor, but also the lives of partners, children, wider family and friends. Other people’s lives are particularly affected if they take on the role of caring for a person with stroke. While treatments for stroke recovery are improving steadily, most stroke survivors (65%) [...]
Improving the development, monitoring and reporting of stroke rehabilitation research: Consensus-based core recommendations from the Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation RoundtableJan Chamberlain
Abstract Recent reviews have demonstrated that the quality of stroke rehabilitation research has continued to improve over the last four decades but despite this progress, there are still many barriers in moving the field forward. Rigorous development, monitoring and complete reporting of interventions in stroke trials are essential in providing rehabilitation evidence that is robust, [...]
Standardized measurement of sensorimotor recovery in stroke trials: Consensus-based core recommendations from the Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation RoundtableJan Chamberlain
Abstract Finding, testing and demonstrating efficacy of new treatments for stroke recovery is a multifaceted challenge. We believe that to advance the field, neurorehabilitation trials need a conceptually rigorous starting framework. An essential first step is to agree on definitions of sensorimotor recovery and on measures consistent with these definitions. Such standardization would allow pooling [...]
Agreed definitions and a shared vision for new standards in stroke recovery research: The Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable taskforceJan Chamberlain
Abstract The first Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable established a game changing set of new standards for stroke recovery research. Common language and definitions were required to develop an agreed framework spanning the four working groups: translation of basic science, biomarkers of stroke recovery, measurement in clinical trials and intervention development and reporting. This paper [...]