Journal article

Education-only versus a multifaceted intervention for improving assessment of rehabilitation needs after stroke; a cluster randomised trial

Elizabeth A Lynch, Dominique A Cadilhac, Julie A Luker, Susan L Hillier

Implementation Science | BMC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In 2011, more than half of the patients with stroke in Australian hospitals were not assessed for the need for rehabilitation. Further, there were no recommended criteria to guide rehabilitation assessment decisions. Subsequently, a decision-making tool called the Assessment for Rehabilitation Tool (ART) was developed. The ART was designed to assist Australian hospital clinicians to identify the rehabilitation needs of patients with stroke using evidence-based criteria. The ART was released and made freely available for use in 2012. This study evaluated the effectiveness of an education-only intervention (1 onsite education session and distribution of the ART) and a multifaceted ..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Australian Research early Career Fellowship (RGMS)


Awarded by Heart Foundation


Funding Acknowledgements

The research was supported by grants from the National Stroke Foundation and The New South Wales Agency for Clinical Innovation. EAL is a recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship and University of South Australia Top-up Research Scholarship; JAL holds a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Australian Research early Career Fellowship (RGMS ID APP1052524). DAC is supported by an NHMRC Fellowship co-funded with the Heart Foundation (1063761).