Testing an online tool to assess sleep after stroke
University of Glasgow
Open to: adults that have experienced a stroke and are not having treatment that may interfere with sleep
Deadline: 1 January 2024
Apply: you can take part by following this link
Contact: If you have any questions please contact Mr Declan M. McLaren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Researchers at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh are looking for stroke survivors to take part in an online questionnaire to test a tool for diagnosing insomnia (issues with sleep) in people who have had a stroke.
The questionnaire will ask questions about yourself, your sleep, your stroke, and your mental health. It will take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete.
The team hopes this may lead to more efficient diagnosis, and timely treatment for people living with post-stroke insomnia.
You’re invited to take part whether you are a good sleeper or have difficulties with sleep.
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.
What is the opportunity about?
Problems with sleep are common after stroke. Research suggests that roughly a third of stroke survivors develop insomnia after their stroke; although estimates do vary depending on how insomnia is measured.
Despite the importance of good quality sleep, and how common disruption to sleep is after stroke, very few people are offered formal assessments of sleep.
This study aims to test a brief tool used to diagnose insomnia, the Sleep Condition Indicator, in people who have had a stroke.
We hope that this will lead to more efficient diagnosis, and timely treatment for people living with post-stroke insomnia.
What will it involve?
Taking part involves completing an online questionnaire. This will ask questions about yourself, your sleep, your stroke, and your mental health. It will take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete.
Who can take part?
We invite you take part if you are:
How can I take part?
If you’re interested in taking part, you can complete the study by following this link.
If you’d like to find out more, please contact Mr Declan M. McLaren at email@example.com.
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.
Taking part in clinical trials can support research to:
- Stop strokes from happening.
- Treat strokes.
- Support stroke survivors and their families 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.
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.