Improving the management of stroke

After establishing the frequency and predictors of depression following stroke, researchers at the Institute have contributed to three Cochrane reviews on the management of depression and emotionalism following stroke. Demonstrating the lack of effective strategies for the treatment and prevention of this condition, this evidence has informed several stroke management guidelines including in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Unites States of America.

Researchers are now currently reviewing national stroke guidelines to provide guidance on evidence based stroke care in Australia. The results of this review will inform organisations such as the National Health and Medical Research Council, National Stroke Foundation as well as hospitals and medical and health professionals.