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Professor Anne Holland - ARCH Chair at Alfred Health

Knowledge Translation Research:
Improving outcomes following rehabilitation for stroke and brain injury

A/Professor Natasha Lannin leads a program of research for La Trobe University embedded within Alfred Health, focused on closing the gaps between the guidelines and clinical practice. One such example is her work with the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (AuSCR), which currently supports acute hospitals across Australia to improve clinical care and adhere to the NHMRC stroke guidelines using live auditing and data collection.  As the current Chair (Management Committee) and a Chief Investigator of AuSCR, Natasha led a key piece of research nationally investigating the acute treatment and outcomes of working aged adults with stroke. Identifying that younger stroke patients exhibited distinct differences from their older counterparts with respect to clinical characteristics, prescription of antihypertensive medications and residual health status, findings are currently being used to drive forwards new stroke services for younger Australians.

  1. Wales, K., Salkeld, G., Clemson, L., LANNIN, N.A., Gitlin, L., Rubenstein, L., Howard, K., Howell, M., Cameron, I. D.  A cost minimization analysis of occupational therapy discharge planning for older adults: the HOME randomized controlled trial. Clin Rehabil (2018) 11-1, online early.
    Author status: Middle, associate supervisor. IF: 2.823, Citations:0, Journal Rank: Quartile 1, Ranked 9/65 for Rehabilitation.
  2. Cameron, L.J.; Somerville, L. M.; Naismith, C. E.; Watterson, D.; Maric, V.; LANNIN, N.A.  A qualitative investigation into the patient-centered goal-setting practices of allied health clinicians working in rehabilitation. Clin Rehabil (2018) 1-14, online early.
    Author status: Senior, IF: 2.823, Citations:0, Journal Rank: Quartile 1, Ranked 9/65 for Rehabilitation.
  3. Cahill, L.S; LANNIN, N.A.; Mak-Yuen, Y. Y. K.; Turville, M. L.; Carey, L. M.  Changing practice in the assessment and treatment of somatosensory loss in stroke survivors: protocol for a knowledge translation study. BMC Health Serv Res (2018) 18: 1
    Author status: Senior, Associate Supervisor, IF: 1.827, Citations:0, Journal Rank: Quartile 3, Ranked 49/90 for Healthcare Services and Sciences.
  4. LANNIN, N.A., Ada, L., English, C., Ratcliffe, J., Crotty, M. Effect of adding intensive upper limb rehabilitation to botulinum toxin-A on upper limb activity after stroke: protocol for the InTENSE trial. Int J Stroke (2018) online early: 1747-4930.
    Author status: First, IF: 3.314, Citations: 0, Journal Rank: Quartile 2, Ranked 22/63 for Peripheral Vascular Disease.
  5. Unsworth, C.A.; Baker, A.; LANNIN, N.; Harries, P.; Strahan, J.; Browne, M. Predicting fitness-to-drive following stroke using the Occupational Therapy - Driver Off Road Assessment Battery. Disabil Rehabil (2018) online early: 1-6.
    Author status: Middle, IF: 1.804, Citations:0, Journal Rank: Quartile 2, Ranked 22/65 for Rehabilitation.
  6. Kilkenny, M. F.; LANNIN, N. A.; Anderson, C. S.; Dewey, H. M.; Kim, J.; Barclay-Moss, K.; Levi, C.; Faux, S.; Hill, K.; Grabsch, B.; Middleton, S.; Thrift, A. G.; Grimley, R.; Donnan, G.; Cadilhac, D. A.  Quality of Life Is Poorer for Patients With Stroke Who Require an Interpreter: An Observational Australian Registry Study. Stroke (2018)  49(3):761-764.
  7. Xu, T*; O'Loughlin, K.; Clemson, L.; LANNIN NA.; Dean, C.; Koh, G.  Developing a falls prevention program for community-dwelling stroke survivors in Singapore: client and caregiver perspectives. Disabil Rehabil (2018) online early: 1-11.
  8. Kwakkel, G.; LANNIN NA.; Borschmann, K.; English, C.; Ali, M.; Churilov, L.; Saposnik, G.; Winstein, C.; van Wegen, E. E. H.; Wolf, S. L.; Krakauer, J. W.; Bernhardt, J.  Standardized Measurement of Sensorimotor Recovery in Stroke Trials: Consensus-Based Core Recommendations from the Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable Neurorehabil Neural Repair (2017) 31(9):784-792