Stroke Rehabilitation & CORRE
The collaboration of Rehabilitation Research Evidence
Robert Teasell MD FRCPC
The Objectives of our CORRE Research Group include:
- Building on our status as an internationally recognized centre of evidence-based practice in rehabilitation.
- Knowledge translation of best evidence to the bedside, with the emphasis on the patients at Parkwood Hospital, making it a best practice model of innovative rehabilitation care.
- Transform rehabilitation clinical care across Canada in keeping with the best evidence.
Building on our status as an internationally recognized centre of evidence-based practice in rehabilitation
- Best research syntheses in the world in Stroke Rehabilitation (SREBR 15th edition), Traumatic Brain Injury (ERABI 8th edition) and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation (SCIRE 4th edition), and Whiplash Injury Rehabilitation (WEBER) with translations in several languages (Spanish, Turkish, Japanese, Chinese and Russian).
- $3.2 million in funding, 16 student awards and 28 recognition awards (including 20 national or international awards and a Vanier Scholarship).
- 183 peer-reviewed articles/book chapters, 150 published abstracts for a total of 333 peer-reviewed publications since 2003 as well as 757 posters/presentations.
- Articles cited over 1800 times in Thompson ISI Web of Knowledge
- A platform for a number of provincial, national and international guidelines in stroke and acquired brain injury rehabilitation as well as provincial and national projects examining barriers and facilitators to evidence-based practices.
- Currently building the evidence-base for the Canadian Stroke Guidelines
- 12 post-graduate students and 19 research studentships.
Knowledge translation of best evidence to the bedside, with the emphasis on the patients at Parkwood Hospital, making it a best practice model of innovative rehabilitation care
- SREBR, ERABI, and SCIRE are available on their own free and very popular websites which are designed for use by front-line workers.
- Approaching 200,000 hits per year on websites
- Each of the websites has added case-based educational modules.
- The Rehabilitation Knowledge to Action Project (REKAP) has produced 25 separate audit-feedback projects at Parkwood Rehabilitation units – several have already translated into measurable outcome changes on the rehabilitation units.
- CORRE is the basis for the Department of PM&R Strategic Plan with the integration of Research – Education – Clinical Care.
- The CORRE Research Group is one of the premier Knowledge Translation (KT) groups at Western University and Lawson.
Transform rehabilitation clinical care across Canada in keeping with the best evidence
- SREBR has served as a platform for a number of provincial and national guidelines, recommendations and models of care designed to improve patient care.
- ERABI has served as a platform for provincial guidelines as well as recommendations for the Insurance Bureau of Canada.
- SCIRE will be used as a platform for the development of international guidelines (Canadian-Australia collaboration)
- Ontario wide audit-feedback project for screening, assessment, and management of post-stroke depression.
- Developing an audit tool for stroke rehabilitation units across Canada.
- Helping to set government policy for rehabilitation, especially stroke rehabilitation. One member has been seconded to work with the Ministry of Health with the support of the CORRE research team
- Developed economic analysis of proposed evidence-based changes to the rehabilitation system.
- Advisors to all of the 14 LHINs regarding stroke rehabilitation and CORRE projects have helped to facilitate change internationally in Australia, Korea, the United Kingdom, Egypt, Spain, and Columbia to name a few we know about.
- Joint audit-feedback project collaboration between Ontario and Victoria state Australia
- Advising on a large 10 year prospective analysis of stroke rehabilitation patients in Korea.