New study provides insight into the VISION trial

Published date
22nd January 2016

Visual field loss is a commonly reported side effect of stroke and can seriously impact on functional ability and quality of life. Published today in the journal, Neuro-Ophthalmology, a new study shares insights learned from recruitment of study participants to the 'VISION' trial, and how this may inform future, similar trials.


New research suggests tool to measure impact of cognitive problems after stroke is valid, reliable and practical to use

Published date
12th January 2016

Cognitive impairments after stroke can affect people’s confidence and mood as well as their ability to recover. PRECiS stands for ‘Patient-Reported Evaluation of Cognitive State’.  It is a 27 item questionnaire tool, that measures the perceived impact of cognitive problems from the unique perspective of stroke survivors. Published open access in the journal Clinical Rehabilitation, the new study suggests that the PRECiS tool is practical, valid and reliable to use.

Testing memory & thinking problems in stroke patients

Published date
4th January 2016

Questionnaires are commonly used to diagnose dementia and cognitive impairment in stroke patients, and a new review of the research into their use has been published in the journal, Stroke.  Co-funded by the Stroke Association, the review suggests that much more research is necessary to understand the best methods of testing for these problems as they relate to stroke.

Testing for anxiety in older stroke survivors

Published date
15th December 2015

A new study published in the journal, Clinical Rehabilitation, suggests that a screening tool may help detect post-stroke anxiety in older people. The research was led by Professor Ian Kneebone (University of Technology Sydney, Australia), and was funded by the Stroke Association.