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The following educational supplements were designed to present the information contained within the Evidence-Based Review of Stroke Rehabilitation in an alternative format. Specifically, they are intended to allow readers to review and test themselves on the key material from the EBRSR. Accordingly, each module will be presented in three different formats, one with questions only, one with questions and answers, and a full version that also includes a discussion of relevant issues associated with each question.

This section will be continually revised as existing modules are updated and new modules are added. It is anticipated that, when completed, this section will cover the following eight topics: Anatomy of Stroke Rehabilitation, Principles of Stroke Rehabilitation, Secondary Prevention of Stroke, Motor Recovery, Cognitive Disorders, Medical Complications, Psychosocial Issues, and Clinical Assessment Tools.

G. Secondary Prevention of Stroke Educational Supplement
This module reviews material relating to the management and treatment of modifiable risk factors for the secondary prevention of stroke (Chapter 8 of the EBRSR). Some of the topics reviewed in this module include hypertension, hyperlipidemia and hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, lifestyle modification, homocysteine, antiplatelet agents, atrial fibrillation, patent foramen ovale, and carotid artery stenosis.
H. Clinical Assessment Tools
This module provides an overview of 30 of the most commonly used assessment tools in stroke rehabilitation research and practice (Chapter 21 of the EBRSR). For each outcome measure the following five questions are addressed: 1) what does it measure, 2) what is the scale, 3) what are the key scores, 4) what are its strengths, and 5) what are its limitations. A summary chart relating to the reliability, validity, and responsiveness of each measure is also presented.