New paramedic test to speed up treatment of large artery stroke

Newcastle University
Status
Active
Summary

About 80% strokes are caused by a blocked blood vessel. One third of these patients have a blockage of a large blood vessel in the neck or brain known as large artery occlusion stroke (LAOS). The aim of this programme is to develop and test a new care pathway for paramedics to recognise those patients who are likely to have a large artery blockage, so that this group can be taken directly to the thrombectomy hospital.

Date published
23/05/2017

A pilot study exploring a community walking programme using a metronome sound beat to improve stepping and daily activity following a stroke (ACTIVATE)

Newcastle University
Status
Active
Summary

As well as reducing independence, walking problems after stroke lead to lower daily activity, increasing risk of further stroke and health problems. A promising method of improving walking after stroke is through ‘auditory rhythmical cueing.’ which involves people walking to the rhythm of a sound beat. This method improves walking after stroke in the hospital, but has not been tested later on at home where recovery could continue. 

Date published
20/11/2016

An initial evaluation of a new therapy programme which aims to improve arm function after stroke

Newcastle University
Status
Closed
Summary

This project aims to develop and test a repetitive functional task practice (RFTP) therapy programme. Research physiotherapists will develop the programme in conjunction with stroke unit staff and patients.

Date published
01/09/2011

Reading in aphasia

Newcastle University
Status
Closed
Summary

This research will produce an assessment of functional, everyday reading. The assessment will help therapists working with people with aphasia to identify why the person is finding it difficult to read and monitor the effects of treatment.

Date published
01/02/2012

IDEA Project - Inclusion in the Digital Economy for Aphasia

Newcastle University
Status
Closed
Summary

The researchers from the Department of Speech and Language Sciences at the University of Newcastle will be working with experts from the SiDE project (Social inclusion in the Digital Economy)  to help us understand how we can best support people with aphasia to get online, stay online and get the most out of what the Internet has to offer. 

Date published
03/09/2012

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