Rehabilitation

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

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Caring about carers during stroke rehabilitation

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 Roundtable

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 Roundtable

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 taskforce

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 [...]

Enhancing the alignment of the preclinical and clinical stroke recovery research pipeline: Consensus-based core recommendations from the Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable translational working group

Abstract Stroke recovery research involves distinct biological and clinical targets compared to the study of acute stroke. Guidelines are proposed for the pre-clinical modeling of stroke recovery and for the alignment of pre-clinical studies to clinical trials in stroke recovery. To download the free paper click here. Listen to a podcast with Dr Dale Corbett [...]

Biomarkers of stroke recovery: Consensus-based core recommendations from the Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable

Abstract The most difficult clinical questions in stroke rehabilitation are “What is this patient’s potential for recovery?” and “What is the best rehabilitation strategy for this person, given her/his clinical profile?” Without answers to these questions, clinicians struggle to make decisions regarding the content and focus of therapy, and researchers design studies that inadvertently mix [...]

Letter from America

By Liam Johnson Late in 2015, I was fortunate to be awarded an Endeavour Research Fellowship, which supports aspiring Australian scientists to travel and engage in research at an overseas institution. My fellowship encompasses visits to some world-renowned stroke rehabilitation research laboratories, a presentation at the American Society for Neurorehabilitation (ASNR), and leading a research [...]

Stroke recovery – the next frontier in stroke medicine

By Julie Bernhardt I’ve worked in the stroke rehabilitation field for over 30 years now. A lot has changed over that time, but some things have stayed the same. Stroke is still one of the world’s most common and disabling diseases, and yet it remains under recognised and underfunded. On the plus side, we have [...]

Moving rehabilitation research forward: Developing consensus statements for rehabilitation and recovery research

Bernhardt J, Borschmann K, Boyd L, Thomas Carmichael S, Corbett D, Cramer SC, Hoffmann T, Kwakkel G, Savitz SI, Saposnik G, Walker M, Ward N. Int J Stroke. June 2016 11(4):454-458 doi: 10.1177/1747493016643851 Click here to view the article