Notice of public consultation – March 2022
Draft updated guidelines for stroke management (pre-hospital care, dysarthria, depression and anxiety, and personality and behaviour)
(Updated 4 April 2022 to add new topic personality and behaviour)
PLEASE NOTE: Submissions are now closed
The Stroke Foundation Guidelines Development Group has released draft guidelines for stroke management, with recommendations for pre-hospital care, rehabilitation (dysarthria), and managing complications (prevention of depression, treatment of depression and anxiety, and personality and behaviour).
These guidelines will be submitted to the NHMRC for approval under section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992.
As part of the approval process, the Stroke Foundation is seeking submissions on the draft guidelines from 18 March to 6 May 2022.
The draft guidelines are available to view electronically on the MAGICapp platform:
- Pre-hospital care (Chapter 1) – new recommendation for mobile stroke units.
- Dysarthria (Chapter 5 Rehabilitation) – updated recommendation with more detail about interventions.
- Prevention of depression (Chapter 6 Managing complications) – changed from weak recommendation against to weak recommendation for antidepressant medication.
- Treatment for depression (Chapter 6 Managing complications) – recommendation for SSRIs changed from strong to weak, plus new and updated recommendations for psychological therapy, structured exercise programs, and non-invasive brain stimulation.
- Treatment for anxiety (Chapter 6 Managing complications) – new consensus-based statement on good practice.
- Personality and behaviour (Chapter 6 Managing complications) – new consensus recommendation.
For additional information see Living guidelines updates.
Submissions are now closed.
The draft guidelines were made available to the public on Friday 18 March 2022, and all submissions were to be received by 5 pm, Friday 6 May 2022.
How to give feedback
Submissions can be made by following the above links to the MAGICapp platform, and leaving a comment under the Feedback tab below each recommendation.
Please note you need to sign in to MAGICapp to leave a comment. Create an account for free at MAGICapp.org.
For further assistance, or alternatively to provide feedback via email, please contact the Stroke Foundation Guidelines Development Team, email: email@example.com