Through the collaboration of researchers, clinicians, administrators, and funding agencies, the evidence-based reviews (EBRs) are designed to be an up-to-date review of the current evidence in stroke, brain injury, and spinal cord injury rehabilitation. The EBRs synthesize the research literature into a utilizable format and lay the foundation for effective knowledge transfer to improve programs and services.
Evidence-Based Review of Stroke Rehabilitation (EBRSR)
Currently in its 18th edition, EBRSR consists of 22 chapters that examine interventions for stroke rehabilitation. It also features educational modules and a clinician handbook for managing patients in stroke rehabilitation. EBRSR is supported by the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (HSF CPSR).
Evidence-Based Review of Acquired Brain Injury (ERABI)
ERABI is a joint project with Dr. Mark Bayley at the University of Toronto and and Dr. Shawn Marshall at the University of Ottawa. Currently in its 13th edition, ERABI consists of 17 modules summarizing the existing evidence for interventions for the rehabilitation of moderate to severe brain injury. It also features educational modules, case studies, and a clinician handbook for managing patients with acquired brain injury. ERABI is supported by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF).
Multiple Sclerosis Best Evidence-Based Strategies and Treatment/Therapies for Rehab (MSBEST)
The MSBEST is a joint project with Dr. Mark Bayley and Dr. Tania Bruno at University Health Network, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. MSBEST is a comprehensive, systematic evidence-based review of the literature for rehabilitation or rehabilitation-related interventions for multiple sclerosis, to help healthcare professionals select evidence-based rehabilitation strategies for persons with multiple sclerosis. The website is designed to provide the most accurate and relevant information supported by research, in addition to clinicians’ guidance about appropriate care and rehabilitation for those with multiple sclerosis.
Spinal Cord Injury Research Evidence (SCIRE)
SCIRE is a joint collaboration with a research team led by Dr. Janice Eng at the University of British Columbia. Currently in its 6th edition, SCIRE consists of 31 chapters examining the evidence for rehabilitation interventions following a spinal cord injury. It also features educational videos and an implementation toolkit on standardized outcome measures for the SCI community. SCIRE is supported by the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF).