University of Nottingham
Scientific title
Nottingham Fatigue After Stroke (NotFAST study): Understanding the nature of the clinical problem and determining factors associated with fatigue in stroke patients without depression
Principal Investigator
Professor Avril Drummond
Year awarded
Grant value
Research ID
TSA 2012/04
Research area
Start date
Monday 1 April 2013
End date
Friday 31 March 2017
48 months

Fatigue, defined as a lack of energy, weariness and aversion to effort, is a common problem after stroke. It significantly impacts people’s daily lives and is reported to be one of the most distressing symptoms experienced by stroke survivors. Fatigue after stroke has been linked with depression but no other causes have been identified, making it difficult to find appropriate treatments.

This research will address the problem by studying 300 stroke survivors who have fatigue but not depression. It aims to identify factors independently associated with fatigue after stroke to help doctors find the best ways to treat and manage the condition.