Would you like to share your experiences of rehabilitation after stroke?

My name is Kirsty and I am a PhD student at the University of Winchester looking to understand the rehabilitation experiences of stroke survivors.

There is a great deal of research regarding which rehabilitation techniques may help recovery from stroke, however, there is very little information regarding the effectiveness of currently used techniques. There is also very little information regarding access to rehabilitation, which aspects are most important and which are most helpful to stroke survivors. I am hoping to use the results of this study to inform the design of a rehabilitation intervention which I hope to use to aid recovery. At the end of the survey you will be given the opportunity to provide contact details (if you wish to) to enable you to participate in future research.

There are no restrictions on who may take part in this study, if you have had a stroke I want to hear from you. I am asking participants in this study to fill in a questionnaire, either online or on paper which consists of 30 questions and should take no more than 20 minutes to complete. If you choose to complete a paper questionnaire please send me the details of where to send it via e-mail, phone or post. I will of course send a stamped addressed envelope for the return of the questionnaire so there will be no out of pocket expenses for participating in this study. The questionnaire is open now and will remain open until 30th April 2018.

The online link to the study is: https://winchester.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/stroke-survivors-perspectives-of-...

If you would prefer a paper copy of the questionnaire or you have any questions please contact me by direct message via this forum or by using the below details:

Name: Kirsty Brock
E-mail: Kirsty.brock@winchester.ac.uk
Phone: 01962 827046 / 07735305761
Address:
Department of Sport and Exercise
University of Winchester
Sparkford Road,
Winchester,
SO22 4NR

Thank you in advance for your participation.

I had a TIA a year ago would I be suitable for your survey?

Hi,
If you received or needed any kind of rehabilitation after your TIA I would love to hear from you.
Best wishes,
Kirsty

Fortunately I did not have to receive any kind of rehabilitation as physically I was fine. Personally I think that TIA's are dismissed by the medical profession, they just hand out the medication and tell you that all will be fine. I suffered with anxiety and depression and was able to take myself off for private counselling which has helped me a great deal. Many people may not be able to afford this and I feel for them. TIA's change your life mentally. I hope your survey goes well. Regards Barb

Hi Barb,
I'm sorry to hear about you experiences and I'm glad you managed to find some support. Thank you for your good wishes and I hope you continue to find the support you need.
Best wishes,
Kirsty

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