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University of Derby

Keywords: Thoughts; feelings; psychological wellbeing; online survey

Open to: Adult stroke survivors

How to Apply: Please follow this link

Contact: Eden Henderson-Roe (e.hendersonroe1@unimail.derby.ac.uk)

Further Information: Participant Information

Research participation requests are sent to the Stroke Association from external research institutions (e.g. universities and hospitals).

We conduct checks on these before promoting but are not involved in their running. This means we cannot comment on trials and have no affiliation with them.

Researchers at the University of Derby are looking for stroke survivors to participate in an online study aiming to improve understanding on how people’s thoughts and feelings impact their psychological wellbeing post-stroke.

Participation will involve individuals providing some basic demographic and stroke-related information, and completing some short online questionnaires about the impact of their stroke and how they subsequently think and feel about themselves. This should take no longer than approximately 15 minutes.

What is the opportunity about?

Past research has demonstrated that psychological factors can have negative consequences on stroke survivors’ health outcomes.

The data collected in this study will be used to consider how people’s thoughts and feelings impact their psychological wellbeing post-stroke.

It is hoped that such findings will support the development of effective interventions and strengthen knowledge on the ‘active ingredients’ that enable them to work.

What will it Involve?

After giving consent to participate, participants will be asked some basic demographic and stroke-related questions (e.g. age, time since their most recent stroke, etc), and then will complete some short online questionnaires about the impact of their stroke and how they subsequently think and feel about themselves.

The entire study will be hosted by the online survey platform Qualtrics and should take no longer than approximately 15 minutes.

All participants will be required to provide their consent by checking boxes in relation to a list of statements and provide a unique identification code made up of the first three letters of their street address and the last three numbers of their telephone number. However, all other questions can either be responded with a ‘prefer not to say’ option or left blank.

Who can take part?

To participate, participants must:

  • Be aged 18 or older.
  • Have had a diagnosis of at least one stroke.
  • Have mental capacity.
  • Have sufficient cognitive and/or language abilities to give informed consent and complete questionnaires.
  • Have internet access.
  • Be able to read English.
  • Not have history of another acquired brain injury, a diagnosed degenerative condition, or a severe mental illness.

What will you get from taking part?

Participants will have the knowledge that they are helping us to improve understanding on how people’s thoughts and feelings impact their psychological wellbeing post-stroke.

It is hoped that these results will support future research, including the development of effective interventions.

How Can I Take Part?

Participants can find out more about the study and take part via this link: https://derby.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3r2HJgZUrlWgZJY  

If participants require further information about the project, they can contact the student researcher Eden Henderson-Roe (e.hendersonroe1@unimail.derby.ac.uk) or their supervisor Professor James Elander (j.elander@derby.ac.uk).

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Information on taking part in research

Research participation helps research teams to test new ideas and approaches by sharing information or trying new approaches in clinical trials.

Find out more about taking part in research 

Taking part in clinical trials can support research to:

  • Stop strokes from happening.
  • Treat strokes.
  • Support people to rebuild their lives.

By taking part in research, you can help us to learn more about stroke and make a difference in the lives of future stroke survivors. 

Find out about how our research has made a difference in the lives of people affected by stroke

We have produced the Clinical Trials and Stroke booklet to explain more about clinical trials and answer questions you might have about taking part. The booklet was produced with the NIHR Clinical Research Network.

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Information on Research Involvement

Research Involvement is a different way of contributing to research that involves collaborating with researchers to design decisions about how research is shaped and conducted.

You do not need any research knowledge to do this, your lived experience is what would otherwise be missing. Involvement is about contributing this to shape projects in ways that create most potential to benefit people affected.

Find out more about how to get involved shaping research.