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Moving stroke rehabilitation research evidence into clinical practice: Consensus-based core recommendations from the Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable

Eng, Janice J; Bird, Marie-Louise; Godecke, Erin; Hoffmann, Tammy C; Laurin, Carole; Olaoye, Olumide A; Solomon, John; Teasell, Robert; Watkins, Caroline L; Walker, Marion F

Authors

Janice J Eng

Marie-Louise Bird

Erin Godecke

Tammy C Hoffmann

Carole Laurin

Olumide A Olaoye

John Solomon

Robert Teasell

Caroline L Watkins

Marion F Walker



Abstract

© 2019 World Stroke Organization. Moving research evidence to practice can take years, if not decades, which denies stroke patients and families from receiving the best care. We present the results of an international consensus process prioritizing what research evidence to implement into stroke rehabilitation practice to have maximal impact. An international 10-member Knowledge Translation Working Group collaborated over a six-month period via videoconferences and a two-day face-to-face meeting. The process was informed from surveys received from 112 consumers/family members and 502 health care providers in over 28 countries, as well as from an international advisory of 20 representatives from 13 countries. From this consensus process, five of the nine identified priorities relate to service delivery (interdisciplinary care, screening and assessment, clinical practice guidelines, intensity, family support) and are generally feasible to implement or improve upon today. Readily available website resources are identified to help health care providers harness the necessary means to implement existing knowledge and solutions to improve service delivery. The remaining four priorities relate to system issues (access to services, transitions in care) and resources (equipment/technology, staffing) and are acknowledged to be more difficult to implement. We recommend that health care providers, managers, and organizations determine whether the priorities we identified are gaps in their local practice, and if so, consider implementation solutions to address them to improve the quality of lives of people living with stroke.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 1, 2019
Journal International Journal of Stroke
Print ISSN 1747-4930
Electronic ISSN 1747-4949
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 14
Issue 8
Pages 766-773
APA6 Citation Eng, J. J., Bird, M., Godecke, E., Hoffmann, T. C., Laurin, C., Olaoye, O. A., …Walker, M. F. (2019). Moving stroke rehabilitation research evidence into clinical practice: Consensus-based core recommendations from the Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable. International Journal of Stroke, 14(8), 766-773. https://doi.org/10.1177/1747493019873597
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1747493019873597
Keywords Neurology
Publisher URL https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1747493019873597
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