The following resources, supported by the CPSR, provide valuable information on stroke recovery for clinicians.
Stroke Engine includes all the latest research evidence on therapies for stroke recovery. Stroke Engine is a leading international tool, used by patients, families and clinicians. This easy-to-navigate site bridges the gap between research findings and clinical practice. strokengine.ca.
The Evidence-based Review of Stroke Rehabilitation provides valuable research evidence into stroke recovery. The tool feeds academic research and informs best practices. www.ebrsr.com.
ViaTherapy app was launched in 2017 (learn more at viatherapy.org) and was recently named one of the Top 5 rehab apps at the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN) meeting held in Manchester, U.K. The free app provides best practice and evidence-based recovery interventions for upper extremity stroke rehabilitation.
A 2015 report commissioned by CPSR on the Prevalence of long-term disability from stroke ( stroke-prevalence-report-2015-02-25) provides information on the number of people living with long-term stroke disability in Canada and projections for the future. The report was published in the journal Stroke. http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/46/8/2226.abstract.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation has developed a website for people working in the field of stroke. It includes information about research programs, funding opportunities and professional development resources. Visit hsf.ca/research/
Taking Action for Optimal Community and Long-Term Stroke Care is an evidence-based resource that provides guidance around how to provide safe care for people who have had a stroke and are living in community and long-term care settings.
Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care website includes best practice guidelines on stroke rehabilitation, performance measurement and evaluation tools, the latest research evidence, information on “Stroke Services Distinction” accreditation, and more. It also includes resources and tools for clinicians to distribute to patients and families, including Getting On With the Rest of Your Life After Stroke, and the Patient and Family Guide to Pediatric Stroke. Visit www.strokebestpractices.ca
CaSTOR, Canadian Stroke Trials for Optimized Results, is a joint initiative of the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery and the Canadian Stroke Consortium. Read about it here: CaSTOR Fact Sheet
perinatalstroke.com. The website of the Calgary Pediatric Stroke Program including the latest research and resources on stroke in children.
Quality of Stroke Care in Canada (2011):
A comprehensive pan-Canadian report describing the quality of stroke care and making recommendations on how it may be improved. http://canadianstrokenetwork.ca/en/service/quality-of-stroke-care-in-canada-2011/