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Removing barriers to evidence translation

Murrumbidgee Local Health District

  • Translational Research Grants Scheme
Date Funded:
  • 31 August, 2016
Chief Investigator/s:
  • Dr. Leah Wiseman
  • Dr. Melissa Nott

This project aims to improve the health of adults in NSW who have had a stroke. Uptake and application of The National Stroke Foundation’s Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management is a critical success factor in improving the health outcomes of stroke patients.

This project objective is to increase uptake and implementation of the stroke guidelines using a collaborative approach that includes allied health clinicians and research staff from Charles Sturt University. Resources will be developed to support clinicians to implement and evaluate their stroke-related care in two key areas: upper-limb rehabilitation and cognitive rehabilitation. The Translational Research Grant funding will support development and evaluation of these resources and will also enable translational activities.

The Translation Research Grants Scheme funding will also enable consumer involvement through a series of focus groups in the regional areas of Albury and Wagga Wagga.

Collaborators: Albury Wodonga Health, Charles Sturt University (Media Services), Stroke Foundation (Albury Wodonga Stroke Recovery Club), Occupational Therapy Australia, Agency for Clinical Innovation, National Stroke Foundation