Journal article

Agreed Definitions and a Shared Vision for New Standards in Stroke Recovery Research: The Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable Taskforce

Julie Bernhardt, Kathryn S Hayward, Gert Kwakkel, Nick S Ward, Steven L Wolf, Karen Borschmann, John W Krakauer, Lara A Boyd, S Thomas Carmichael, Dale Corbett, Steven C Cramer



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 outlines the working definitions established by our group and an agreed vision for accelerating progress in stroke recovery research.


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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: JB was supported by NHMRC (1058635); KSH was supported by NHMRC (1088449) and Micheal Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) (15980); SLW was supported by National Institutes of Health (NIH) (1U10NS086607); LAB was supported by the Canada Research Chairs and MSFHR (CI-SCH-01796); DC was supported by the HSF of Canada and CPSR; SCC was supported by a grant from NIH (K24 HD074722). We acknowledge the following organisations for their financial support of the meeting: National Health and Medical Research Centre (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation & Brain Recovery (Australia), Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) of Canada, Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (CPSR). An unrestricted educational grant was provided by Ipsen Pharma. The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health acknowledges support from the Victorian Government, in particular funding from the Operational Infrastructure Support Grant.