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Published date: Friday 3 February 2017

Funded by the European Union (EU), a new international study called PROOF will investigate whether high-dose oxygen therapy can reduce the effects of stroke.

The Stroke Association is a member of the Stroke Alliance For Europe (SAFE), which will work on communication of information about the PROOF trial to non-clinical audiences.

Published date: Friday 3 February 2017

To help plan the care of stroke survivors and their rehabilitation, health professionals usually use a scale called the Barthel Index (BI) to measure how well they can perform activites of daily living (ADLs).

Published in the journal, Stroke, new research into the BI suggests that a shortened version of the scale may be more suitable for use with stroke survivors when they take part in research trials, or as part of audits of clinical care. The new research consists of a systematic review and analysis of previous research.

Published date: Thursday 2 February 2017

In a new guest blog, published on the Evidently Cochrane website, Annette shares her story of living with dysarthria after stroke. Claire Mitchell, Speech and Language Therapist and author of a newly updated Cochrane Review on dysarthria, explains the findings. 

Published date: Tuesday 24 January 2017

Published in the journal, PLOS ONE, a new study sheds light on how feasible it is to conduct a large  trial of intensive blood pressure lowering, and cholesterol lowering treatment after stroke, to see if these prevent patients developing memory and thinking problems (cognitve impairment).  In some cases, cognitive impairment can progress and lead to dementia after stroke.

Published date: Wednesday 11 January 2017

Project Grants are our most popular funding stream and cover the whole spectrum of stroke research - from prevention and risk factors, through to treatment and rehabilitation in a clinical setting and longer-term in the community.  Find out more about our project grants awarded for 2016.

Published date: Tuesday 3 January 2017

The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Professor of Stroke Care has been awarded the DBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. Professor Caroline Watkins, who is the only stroke care professor in the UK, was honoured for her services to stroke and nursing care. Earlier this year Professor Watkins was recognised with a Special Recognition Life After Stroke Award by the Stroke Association for her contribution to improving the lives of stroke survivors through better stroke care and research.

Published date: Tuesday 13 December 2016

Details on how to enter the Christmas card competition 2017.

Published date: Friday 9 December 2016

The 2016 meeting of the International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference will take place in London at City, University of London from the 14th – 16th December 2016. Find out more about the exciting aphasia research being presented, including research funded by the Stroke Association.

Published date: Friday 9 December 2016

It's estimated that about half of people admitted to hospital with a stroke will have lost control of their bladder, and a third will experience loss of bowel control.  Last week, a research incontinence workshop was held at Guy's Hospital London, with the aim of stimulating research into incontinence. It encouraged more research, more collaboration and more multi-disciplinary approaches, for both faecal (bowel) and urinary incontinence.