Seminar Series – October 10, 2019

Dr. Nancy Salbach

Exploring the role of toolkits as a guideline implementation tool in the context of stroke rehabilitation


Dr. Nancy Salbach is a physical therapist, Associate Professor, and Heart and Stroke Foundation Mid-Career Investigator in the Department of Physical Therapy, at the University of Toronto. She has published more than 80 research articles and obtained over $6 million in funding. Dr. Salbach’s knowledge translation research has focused on exploring the influence of facilitation, and guideline implementation tools on advancing stroke rehabilitation practice; and the implementation of task-oriented community exercise programs for older adults with balance and mobility limitations. Dr. Salbach has expertise with cluster randomized trials, process evaluations, systematic and scoping reviews, measurement, and multi-level modeling. She co-chairs the writing group to update the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations.


Learning Objectives:

  1. To describe development of a theory-based toolkit to facilitate adoption of an evidence-informed approach to walking evaluation post-stroke by physical therapists
  2. To summarize the results of a multi-site uncontrolled mixed methods study that examined practice change after provision of the toolkit
  3. To discuss the implications of findings for implementation science in the context of stroke rehabilitation


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