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Spinal Cord Injury Research Evidence

SCIRE New colourNew research is coming out every day on best practices for spinal cord injury care and treatment. A clinician would have to read 20 journal articles a day, 365 days a year, to keep pace with current advances in health care knowledge. For people with spinal cord injury, there is a multitude of information available on the web, but it is not always clear what information is credible.

To overcome this challenge, RHI provided funding and support for the development of SCIRE (Spinal Cord Injury Research Evidence), a collaboration of Canadian and international SCI researchers that provides up-to-date, accurate information about spinal cord injury research.

SCIRE supports SCI health care providers in their practice by rating and reviewing current best evidence, covering a comprehensive set of topics relevant to SCI rehabilitation and community reintegration. It reviews, evaluates, and translates existing research knowledge into a clear and concise format to inform health professionals of best rehabilitation practices following SCI. Since the website launched in 2009, SCIRE has established itself as a popular and credible resource, receiving an average of 100,000 visitors a year.

In late 2017, SCIRE expanded to make this same research-based information available to the broader community by writing in everyday language, providing more background information and explaining the science behind the research. SCIRE Community covers a variety of topics such as common health issues for people with SCI, current treatments and contains an extensive video and resource library. SCIRE Community is funded by RHI through the Blusson Integrated Cures Partnership.

Visit SCIRE Professional at www.scireproject.com

Visit SCIRE Community at www.scireproject.com/community