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Trusted evidence. Informed decisions. Better health.

Issue 61 | April 2023

News and Events

Save the date for the Side event on Rehabilitation at the Seventy-sixth World Health Assembly!

The Seventy-sixth World Health Assembly is being held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 21–30 May 2023. The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO.  On 25th May, the event « Strengthening Rehabilitation in Health Systems: What’s at stake? » will take place to discuss advances and challenges in integrating rehabilitation into health systems. Read more…

An Award to Chiara Arienti and Cochrane Rehabilitation at the XXII Italian Congress of SIRN!

During the last Congress of the Italian Society of Neurological Rehabilitation (SIRN), held on 16-18 April in Riva del Garda, Chiara Arienti, the coordinator of Cochrane Rehabilitation, won the “best systematic review” award with a presentation about the effects of exercise on muscle strength and functioning of the upper extremities in persons with cervical spinal cord injury.
Congratulation to Chiara and all the contributors!

The Latest Cochrane Systematic Reviews
Relevant to Rehabilitation

Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for coronary heart disease
Coronary heart disease (CHD) includes a group of diseases like angina and myocardial infarction that are caused by narrowing of coronary-artery walls by atheromatous plaques. Read more..


Collective leadership to improve professional practice, healthcare outcomes and staff well-being

Collective leadership is an increasingly advocated approach to healthcare wherein all healthcare professionals and patients are directly involved in making decisions. The current rise in longevity, and thus the growth in the number of complex patients, leads to read more..

News and Events

Get ready for the next Cochrane Colloquium!

The next Cochrane Colloquium will be held September 4–6, 2023, at Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Centre in London, with satellite events and meetings on September 3. This year’s theme is “Forward together for trusted evidence” to read more…

Don’t miss the 4th Congress on NeuroRehabilitation and Neural Repair

The 4th Congress on NeuroRehabilitation and Neural Repair will be held May 31–June 2, 2023, in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Read more…


The Hungarian Rehabilitation Society

The Hungarian Rehabilitation Society (HRS) was founded in 1966. The society involves all team members in medical rehabilitation, not only physicians. Members are active in several fields of medical rehabilitation. Read more…

Update on Blogshot Translations
Check here to find the latest blogshots translated. This month there are 10 new blogshots available in Spanish, Dutch and Hungarian!


Recently published Cochrane Rehabilitation papers:
  • Negrini S, Borg K, Cusick A, Ferriero G, Frontera WR, Gross DP, Heinemann A, Machalicek W, Moore AP, Nudo RJ, Pérennou D, Stam H, Kiekens C. Global Statements to Produce and Implement Evidence in the Post-COVID-19 Era Provide a Path Forward for Rehabilitation – A Joint Initiative of Cochrane Rehabilitation and the Leading Journals in the Field. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2023 Mar 1;102(3):e26-e31. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000002155. PMID: 36796420; PMCID: PMC9940826.. Full text link
  • Liguori S, Young VM, Arienti C, Pollini E, Patrini M, Gimigliano F, Negrini S, Kiekens C. Overview of Cochrane systematic reviews for rehabilitation interventions in individuals with cerebral palsy: A mapping synthesis. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2023 Mar 12. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.15572. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36908077. Pubmed link –  Full text link

Cochrane Corners

The following Cochrane Corners were published recently:
  • Ferrario I. How good is the diagnostic test accuracy of telehealth assessment for dementia and mild cognitive impairment? A Cochrane Review summary with commentary. NeuroRehabilitation. 2023;52(3):515-7. Pubmed link – Full text link
  • Levack W. Are interventions outside the workplace to reduce sedentary behavior in adults effective? – A Cochrane Review summary with commentary. J Rehabil Med. 2023;55:jrm00384. Pubmed link – Full text link

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