Executive Summary

The ERABI Research Groups consists of: Robert Teasell MD FRCPC, Shawn Marshall MSc MD FRCPC, Nora Cullen MSc MD FRCPC, Mark Bayley MSc MD FRCPC, Laura Rees PhD, Margaret Weiser PhD, Penny Welch-West SLP, Connie Ferri SLP, Shannon Janzen MSc, Pavlina Faltynek MSc.


The Evidence-Based Review of moderate to severe Acquired Brain Injury (ERABI) is a joint project involving researchers in London, Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario, Canada with a mandate to develop an evidence-based review of the literature for rehabilitation or rehabilitation-related interventions for ABI.  The underlying principle of the ERABI was to improve the quantity of ABI rehabilitation in the province of Ontario by synthesizing the current literature into a format utilizable by front-line clinicians and laying the foundation for effective knowledge transfer to improve programs and services. 

The ERABI was designed to accomplish two objectives: 1) Identify the priority areas in rehabilitation for which strong evidence for effectiveness is lacking and therefore require further research; 2) Identify those areas where the research evidence is strong and should be transferred quickly and effectively to improve ABI programs and services. 

In total over the course of the last 8 years we have reviewed over 35,000 titles, with 8000 abstracts being selected for a more careful assessment. 1123 articles were chosen based on our inclusion criteria and have been carefully analyzed and summarized for this current edition of the ERABI.  We welcome your thoughts and suggestions for the next edition of ERABI.

Contact Information: ERABI; Parkwood Hospital; 801 Commissioners Rd E, London ON; 519-685-4292 x 42630