Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Sunday, June 18, 2017

SENSe Implement: changing clinical practice in sensory rehabilitation of the arm after stroke.

A sensory protocol should have been written 16 years ago after the publication of  the book, 'Sensory Re-Education of the Hand After Stroke' in 2001 by Margaret Yekutiel.  Better sensation leads to better motor recovery.  What the hell will it take to write a simple fucking protocol on sensation and motor recovery? Is everyone in stroke that goddamned lazy AND incompetent?
http://knowledgebank.epworth.org.au/epworthjspui/handle/11434/1133
Issue Date:

Jun-2017
Citation: Poster 3
Conference: Epworth Research Institute Research Week 2017
Conference Location: Epworth Research Institute, Victoria, Australia
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Strong evidence exists for the remediation of upper-limb sensory loss and a specific evidence-based approach is recommended in stroke clinical practice guidelines. Despite this, stroke survivors are not currently receiving this treatment. A structured approach is required to translate published research into rehabilitation practices. The SENSe Implement study will determine whether evidence-based research translation strategies can change work practices and behaviours of occupational therapists (OTs) and physiotherapists (PTs) in stroke rehabilitation. Our first aim is to identify site-specific barriers and enablers to OTs' and PTs' use of clinical practice guidelines for rehabilitation of post-stroke upper-limb sensory loss. METHOD: We developed a 'knowledge-transfer' intervention to drive behaviour change in clinical settings. The intervention is guided by Theoretical Domains Framework, with translation strategies from the Behaviour Change Wheel. An interview schedule was developed to determine site-specific barriers and enablers. Participating OTS and PTs (n=62) completed pre-implementation questionnaires and focus group interviews. Multi-faceted translation strategies including: tailoring of the implementation intervention to site-specific barriers and enablers; interactive group training workshop; champion therapists; and provision of educational materials have been introduced in five Australian health organisations. RESULTS: Barriers and incentives for achieving evidence-based practice have been identified. Analysis of pre-implementation data from therapists reveals several emerging themes: The Desire for Best Practice; The Uncertain Therapist; The Importance of Getting it Right. CONCLUSION: Evidence-based strategies and frameworks are important to facilitate implementation of science-based rehabilitation. Implementation interventions should be tailored to site-specific barriers and enablers.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11434/1133

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