The International Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Alliance

Julie Bernhardt, Dale Corbett, Sean Dukelow, Sean Savitz, John M. Solomon, Rachel Stockley, Katharina S. Sunnerhagen, Geert Verheyden, Marion Walker, Margit Alt Murphy, Anna Katharina Bonkhoff, Dominique Cadilhac, S. Thomas Carmichael, Emily Dalton, Numa Dancause, Jodi Edwards, Coralie English, Erin Godecke, Kate Hayward, Sureshkumar KamalakannanJoosup Kim, Gert Kwakkel, Catherine E. Lang, Natasha Lannin, Mindy Levin, Elizabeth Lynch, Gillian Mead, Juan Pablo Saa, Nick Ward

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The global burden of disability after stroke is increasing despite therapeutic advances. One in four adults will have a stroke and about 63% of these events will occur in people younger than 70 years of age. Increasing access to effective rehabilitation is a global health priority, particularly in low-income and middle-income countries. Optimising recovery requires both new, biologically informed treatment approaches and enhanced (high-dose and high-quality) delivery of training-based treatments. Patient-centred research priority setting exercises can highlight knowledge gaps. Advances have been difficult to achieve because stroke recovery and rehabilitation practice is complex, with multiple interacting domains (eg, motor, language, and cognitive), disability levels (impairment, activity, and participation), and individuals involved (eg, patient, family members, and multidisciplinary team). Our shared vision is a world where global collaboration brings breakthroughs for people living with stroke. Succeeding will require highly coordinated research efforts by international, interdisciplinary teams...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-296
Number of pages2
JournalThe Lancet Neurology
Issue number4
Early online date15 Mar 2023
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023


  • Stroke
  • Treatment
  • Thearpy
  • Recovery
  • Burden of disability


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