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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

© The Author(s) 2019. 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.

Citation

Eng, J. J., Bird, M. L., 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. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 33(11), 935-942. https://doi.org/10.1177/1545968319886485

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 25, 2019
Online Publication Date Oct 29, 2019
Publication Date Nov 1, 2019
Deposit Date Nov 7, 2019
Publicly Available Date Nov 8, 2019
Journal Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
Print ISSN 1545-9683
Electronic ISSN 1552-6844
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 33
Issue 11
Pages 935-942
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1545968319886485
Keywords Rehabilitation; Neurology; Clinical Neurology
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/3076234
Publisher URL https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1545968319886485

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