Finding what works: a resource for discovering interdisciplinary evidence-based information about stroke
Flinders University Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death and Dying
Copyright 2016. Flinders University Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death, and Dying.
Flinders University Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death, and Dying
This White Paper/Research Report outlines a reliable and effective means by which stroke practitioners in all fields (including stroke rehabilitation) can gain access to evidence that is useable, timely and relevant. By providing single-click access to comprehensive, reliable, and effective topic searches, this resource enables clinicians and researchers to find the latest available interdisciplinary evidence about stroke. This has the potential to improve patient outcomes by equipping researchers and clinicians with high quality information that can be used to better inform research and more effectively guide treatment decisions. Guided by an Expert Advisory Group (EAG), our research team developed a Stroke Search Filter. The Filter is a high-performance search that retrieves references for literature relevant to all topics on stroke. To ensure that the most recent references are retrieved, we translated the search filter for the PubMed database (from Ovid Medline) in order to ensure that non-indexed literature is also harvested. While the Filter itself can be used across all areas related to stroke, the focus of the Stroke Topic Searches resource is on topics post diagnosis of stroke, emphasising rehabilitation, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy. A search sensitivity rating of 93.8% in the Filter Validation Set and a precision of 83.06% were achieved.
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Stroke practitioners, Stroke rehabilitation, Search filters, Evidence-based information, Patient outcomes
Hayman, S, Tieman, J, Kortman et al. Finding what Works: A Resource for Discovering Interdisciplinary Evidence-Based Information about Stroke. RePaDD White paper No. 2. Adelaide, South Australia: Flinders University Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death and Dying: 2016.