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A Novel Strategy for Sustaining StrokEngine and StrokEngine-Assess

Project Leader:

Nicol Korner-Bitensky, McGill University

Project Team:

Robert Teasell, University of Western Ontario
Sharon Wood-Dauphinee, McGill University
Mindy Levin, McGill University
Jeff Jutai, University of Western Ontario
Anita Menon-Nair, University of Toronto
Joyce Fung, McGill University
Mark Bayley, University of Toronto
Aura Kagan, University of Toronto
Franceen Kaizer, Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital
Lesley Fellows, McGill University
Carol Richards, Universite Laval
Johanne Desrosiers, Universite de Sherbrooke
Chantal Dumoulin, Universite de Montreal
Annie Rochette, Universite de Montreal
Lorie Kloda, McGill University
Aliki Thomas, McGill University
Rosemary Martino, University of Toronto
Nancy Mayo, McGill University
Janice Eng, University of British Columbia
Pamela Duncan, Duke University
Stephen Page, University of Cincinnati

Project Summary:

Over the past 4 years, an interdisciplinary team of stroke rehabilitation experts has come together to develop StrokEngine, StrokEngine-Assess and most recently E-learning interactive patient modules: all are viewable on www.strokengine.org. More than 75 researchers, clinicians and decision-makers have invested their expertise in creating, evaluating and disseminating StrokEngine content and are committed to taking this project forward. The project has received international recognition from stakeholders, including students in training, clinicians, researchers, policymakers, those with stroke and their family and friends. The next step is to develop additional intervention modules, assessment modules and interactive learning modules, the latter featuring real patients. This includes:

  1. Create and make Web-ready 30 additional StrokEngine topic modules with priority to those in high demand as per the clinician/family requests: e.g. cognitive rehabilitation; sexuality post-stroke, mental imagery, and impact of aerobic exercise in chronic stroke;
  2. Create 20 additional StrokEngine-Assess modules specific to a national plan to increase the consistent use of standardized outcome measures in Canadian acute, rehabilitation and community-based stroke practice;
  3. Create additional interactive e-learning virtual patient scenarios utilizing video clips and interactive decision-making tools and field-test each of these modules in collaboration with the Ontario Stroke Strategy and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Create links between the E-learning module, StrokEngine and StrokEngine-Assess;
  4. Translate newly created modules into French to allow use across Canada and internationally;
  5. Field test StrokEngine with key consumer groups on an ongoing basis for its usability and navigability;
  6. Ready StrokEngine for use in the “YOU CALL – WE CALL TRIAL”

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