Affiliation: University of Melbourne
- Inactive and alone: physical activity within the first 14 days of acute stroke unit careJulie Bernhardt
National Stroke Research Institute, Austin Health, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Stroke 35:1005-9. 2004..The purpose of this study was to determine the physical activity patterns of stroke patients managed within acute stroke units as a first step in developing an early mobilization protocol...
- Little therapy, little physical activity: rehabilitation within the first 14 days of organized stroke unit careJulie Bernhardt
National Stroke Research Institute, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Australia
J Rehabil Med 39:43-8. 2007..To examine rehabilitation interventions and resulting physical activity patterns of patients managed in acute stroke units to help inform development of a randomized controlled trial of very early rehabilitation...
- Training novice clinicians improves observation accuracy of the upper extremity after strokeJ Bernhardt
National Stroke Research Institute, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, Heidelberg West, Victoria, Australia
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 82:1611-8. 2001..To determine whether training influenced the accuracy of observational kinematic assessment (OKA) of hemiplegic upper extremity impairment and to elucidate the contribution of knowledge of results to learning...
- Enhancing physical activity in older adults receiving hospital based rehabilitation: a phase II feasibility studyCatherine M Said
Physiotherapy Department, Austin Health, Heidelberg West, Vic, Australia
BMC Geriatr 12:26. 2012..Increased physical activity may improve mobility. The objective of this Phase II study was to evaluate the feasibility of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of enhanced physical activity in older adults receiving rehabilitation...
- Bed rest or mobilization after rt-PA? A case-crossover study of factors influencing clinical decision making in stroke servicesJason Ha
Florey Neuroscience Institutes, Austin Campus, Heidelberg, Vic, Australia
Int J Stroke 8:172-9. 2013..Treatment with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator is standard care in Australia, but there are no evidence-based practice guidelines about first out of bed activity (mobilization) after recombinant tissue plasminogen activator...
- The NIH stroke scale can establish cognitive function after strokeToby B Cumming
National Stroke Research Institute, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Cerebrovasc Dis 30:7-14. 2010..Cognitive impairment is an important but underrecognised consequence of stroke. We investigated whether a subset of items from the NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) could yield valid information on cognitive status in a group of stroke patients...
- The modified Rankin Scale in acute stroke has good inter-rater-reliability but questionable validityHenry Zhao
School of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Cerebrovasc Dis 29:188-93. 2010..We prospectively studied the interrater reliability of the mRS in acutely hospitalised stroke patients and examined the effect of prior experience with the scale and use of a decision tool on the interrater agreement of trained raters...
- Hemispatial neglect and rehabilitation in acute strokeToby B Cumming
National Stroke Research Institute, 300 Waterdale Rd, Heidelberg Heights, Victoria 3081, Australia
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:1931-6. 2009....
- A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial (AVERT)Julie Bernhardt
National Stroke Research Institute, Level 1, Neurosciences Building, Austin Health, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, 300 Waterdale Road, Heidelberg Heights, 3081 Vic, Australia
Int J Stroke 1:169-71. 2006
- A very early rehabilitation trial for stroke (AVERT): phase II safety and feasibilityJulie Bernhardt
National Stroke Research Institute, Level 1, Neurosciences Building, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, 300 Waterdale Rd, Heidelberg, 3081 Victoria, Australia
Stroke 39:390-6. 2008..Very early rehabilitation, with an emphasis on mobilization, may contribute to improved outcomes after stroke. We hypothesized that a very early rehabilitation protocol would be safe and feasible...
- Very early mobilization after stroke fast-tracks return to walking: further results from the phase II AVERT randomized controlled trialToby B Cumming
Florey Neuroscience Institute, Australia
Stroke 42:153-8. 2011..We hypothesized that introducing earlier and more intensive out-of-bed activity after stroke would reduce time to unassisted walking and improve independence in activities of daily living...
- Evaluating the effects of increasing physical activity to optimize rehabilitation outcomes in hospitalized older adults (MOVE Trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trialCatherine M Said
Department of Physiotherapy, School of Allied Health, La Trobe University, Kingsbury Drive, Bundoora, Victoria, 3086, Australia
Trials 16:13. 2015..Physical activity levels in rehabilitation are also low. It is hypothesized that providing increased physical activity to older people receiving hospital-based rehabilitation will lead to better mobility outcomes at discharge...
- Changes to volumetric bone mineral density and bone strength after stroke: a prospective studyKaren Borschmann
School of Health Science, LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Stroke Division, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Int J Stroke 10:396-9. 2015..The primary aim of this study is to investigate the time course and magnitude of changes in volumetric bone mineral density within the first year after stroke, and to examine relationships with physical activity and motor recovery...
- The montreal cognitive assessment: short cognitive evaluation in a large stroke trialToby B Cumming
National Stroke Research Institute, Florey Neuroscience Institutes, Melbourne, Australia
Stroke 42:2642-4. 2011..Cognitive function is often ignored in stroke research trials. The brief Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) may be sensitive to stroke-related cognitive deficits...
- The effect of very early mobilisation after stroke on psychological well-beingToby B Cumming
Neurosciences Building, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, 300Waterdale Rd, Heidelberg Heights, Victoria 3081, Australia
J Rehabil Med 40:609-14. 2008..The immobility common to patients after acute stroke has the potential to increase negative mood symptoms. We evaluated the effect of very early mobilization after stroke on levels of depression, anxiety and irritability...
- Not all stroke units are the same: a comparison of physical activity patterns in Melbourne, Australia, and Trondheim, NorwayJulie Bernhardt
National Stroke Research Institute, Level 1, Neurosciences Building, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, 300 Waterdale Road, Heidelberg, 3081 Victoria, Australia
Stroke 39:2059-65. 2008....
- A Phase 1 exercise dose escalation study for stroke survivors with impaired walkingWayne Dite
Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, Austin Health, Kew, Vic, Australia
Int J Stroke 10:1051-6. 2015..However, many stroke survivors continue to have reduced physical work capacity and impaired walking, and experience frequent falls after participating in physical rehabilitation programs...
- AVERT2 (a very early rehabilitation trial, a very effective reproductive trigger): retrospective observational analysis of the number of babies born to trial staffJulie Bernhardt
NHMRC National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Recovery and Head, Stroke Division, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Heidelberg, VIC 3084, Australia
BMJ 351:h6432. 2015..To report the number of participants needed to recruit per baby born to trial staff during AVERT, a large international trial on acute stroke, and to describe trial management consequences...
- Measuring activity levels at an acute stroke ward: comparing observations to a deviceSharon F Kramer
Stroke Division, Florey Neuroscience Institute, 245 Burgundy Street, Heidelberg, Melbourne, VIC 3084, Australia School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3086, Australia
Biomed Res Int 2013:460482. 2013..Our aim was to establish whether a device containing a dual-axis accelerometer provides similar information to behavioural mapping on physical activity patterns early after stroke...
- Developing the Stroke Exercise Preference Inventory (SEPI)Nicholas S Bonner
School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
PLoS ONE 11:e0164120. 2016..Tailoring of exercise programs to individual preferences can improve adherence, but no tools exist for this purpose in stroke...
- Early Mobilization after Stroke: Changes in Clinical Opinion Despite an Unchanging Evidence BaseElizabeth A Lynch
Stroke Division, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia Centre of Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Recovery, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Electronic address
J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis . 2016....
- Moving rehabilitation research forward: Developing consensus statements for rehabilitation and recovery researchJulie Bernhardt
NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery, Victoria, Australia The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Heidelberg, Australia
Int J Stroke 11:454-8. 2016..Working together, we can develop game-changing interventions to improve recovery and quality of life in those living with stroke. ..
- Very early versus delayed mobilisation after strokeJulie Bernhardt
Very Early Rehabilitation Stroke Research Program, National Stroke Research Institute, Level 1, Neurosciences Building, Austin Health, Repatriation Campus, 300 Waterdale Road, Heidelberg Heights, Victoria, Australia, 3081
Cochrane Database Syst Rev . 2009..Very early mobilisation is performed in some stroke units and recommended in acute stroke clinical guidelines. It is unclear whether very early mobilisation independently improves outcome after stroke...
- Sitting and Activity Time in People With StrokeCoralie English
C English, PhD, international Centre for Allied Health Evidence, Sansom Institute of Health Research, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, PO Box 2471, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia, and Stroke Division, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phys Ther 96:193-201. 2016..Excessive sitting time is linked to cardiovascular disease morbidity. To date, no studies have accurately measured sitting time patterns in people with stroke...
- Exploring threats to generalisability in a large international rehabilitation trial (AVERT)Julie Bernhardt
Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
BMJ Open 5:e008378. 2015..The purpose of this paper is to examine potential threats to generalisability of the results of a multicentre randomised controlled trial using data from A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial (AVERT)...
- Physical activity and sedentary behaviors in people with stroke living in the community: a systematic reviewCoralie English
C English, PhD, School of Health Sciences CEA 14, international Centre for Allied Health Evidence, University of South Australia, PO Box 2471, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia, and Stroke Division, Florey Institute of Neurosciences and Mental Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phys Ther 94:185-96. 2014..The pattern in which sedentary time is accumulated is important-with prolonged periods of sitting time being particularly deleterious. People with stroke are at high risk for cardiovascular disease, including recurrent stroke...
- Accessing inpatient rehabilitation after acute severe stroke: age, mobility, prestroke function and hospital unit are associated with discharge to inpatient rehabilitationSharon Hakkennes
Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Int J Rehabil Res 35:323-9. 2012..In addition, organizational factors play a role in selection for rehabilitation, suggesting inequity in access for this patient group...
- Stepping towards prevention of bone loss after stroke: a systematic review of the skeletal effects of physical activity after strokeKaren Borschmann
Melbourne Brain Centre, Florey Neuroscience Institutes, Heidelberg, Vic, Australia
Int J Stroke 7:330-5. 2012..Interventions are likely to be beneficial if implemented soon after stroke, when bone loss appears to be rapid and pronounced...
- More options and better job security required in career paths of physiotherapist researchers: an observational studyJulie Bernhardt
National Stroke Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Heidelberg Heights, VIC 3081, Australia
Aust J Physiother 54:135-40. 2008..What career paths have physiotherapist researchers taken? What should career paths for physiotherapist researchers look like?..
- Strapping the hemiplegic shoulder prevents development of pain during rehabilitation: a randomized controlled trialAmy Griffin
Cedar Court Rehabilitation Hospital and Broadmeadows Health Service, Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia
Clin Rehabil 20:287-95. 2006..To determine whether strapping (therapeutic or placebo) the 'at risk' shoulder prevented or delayed development of hemiplegic shoulder pain better than standard care...
- Evolution of brain activation with good and poor motor recovery after strokeLeeanne M Carey
National Stroke Research Institute, Austin Health, Heidelberg West, Victoria, Australia, LaTrobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
Neurorehabil Neural Repair 20:24-41. 2006..To characterize the evolution of brain activation in stroke patients with variable motor recovery and quantify changes relative to healthy controls...
- Acute stroke patients--early hospital managementHelen M Dewey
Inpatient Stroke Services, Austin Health, Melbourne, Victoria
Aust Fam Physician 36:904-12. 2007..Patients with acute stroke have improved outcomes when managed in a stroke unit providing multidisciplinary care, including early rehabilitation...
- Motor impairment and recovery in the upper limb after stroke: behavioral and neuroanatomical correlatesLeeanne M Carey
National Stroke Research Institute, Austin Health, Level 2, Neurosciences Building, Banksia St, Heidelberg West, Victoria, Australia 3081
Stroke 36:625-9. 2005..We therefore aimed to characterize the relationship between motor impairment, motor recovery, and task-related changes in regional cerebral blood flow (DeltarCBF) longitudinally...
- Commentary on Arias M & Smith L (2007) Early mobilization of acute stroke patients. Journal of Clinical Nursing 16, 282-288Fiona Ellery
Neuroscience Trials Australia, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
J Clin Nurs 17:1957-8; discussion 1958. 2008
- Mobilisation 'in bed' is not mobilisationJulie Bernhardt
Cerebrovasc Dis 24:157-8; author reply 159. 2007
- Australian Clinical Guidelines for Acute Stroke Management 2007Kelvin Hill
National Stroke Foundation, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Int J Stroke 3:120-9. 2008