Journal article

Real world implementation of a group-based memory rehabilitation program into stroke services: A knowledge translation evaluation

Dana Wong, Clare Kempnich, Jennifer Bradshaw, Sandy Grayson, Leasha Lillywhite, Marie O'Shea, Joosup Kim, Renerus Stolwyk, Dominique A Cadilhac

Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Support for memory difficulties remains a significant unmet need for survivors of stroke. Memory skills group training of compensatory strategies can be effective for improving everyday memory function. However, access to these services remains limited. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the fidelity, acceptability, and effectiveness of implementing an evidence-based memory group in real-world clinical settings, to establish a potentially scalable implementation model. METHODS: The program was facilitated at one acute and one community-based rehabilitation health service. Three clinical neuropsychologists received comprehensive training in facilitating the program. Implementation f..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This project was funded by a Victorian Stroke Clinical Network Sub-acute Initiative grant (Victorian Department of Health, Australia).