The CRE Clinical Trials streams intends to build the evidence base for stroke rehabilitation interventions and treatment environments through the conduct of world class trials.
Our team have embedded a phased approach to developing and conducting rehabilitation trials. New interventions move from phase I (exploratory, proof-of-principle) to phase II (safety and feasibility) and then onto phase III (efficacy trials, if indicated). Outcomes are measured at standard intervals and outcome measures are aligned. This approach improves trial quality and standardisation and enhances our capacity to test new questions on larger data sets.
Initiatives being undertaken in this stream of work include:
- developing a common platform for clinical trials with sharing of procedures and resources.
- transmitting the knowledge gained via trials networks and national training programs
- using large data sets to inform future trials
This research is led by Julie Bernhardt and Paulette van Vliet.
If you have had a stroke and would like to be involved in research you can search the Australian clinical trials registry. Just click on the button below.
After our consumer forum in October we sent out a newsletter about getting involved in research.
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