As part of our five-year research strategy, we have made a commitment to working with others to achieve a clear vision about the future priorities for stroke research.
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.
Apathy has a major effect of quality of life for a SVD sufferer; we have shown that for the patient it is more important in determining quality of life than is disability, such as weakness, from the stroke itself.
This project aims to find out if peer support can avert some of the adverse psychological consequences of aphasia, the language and communication disorder that affects about 15% of those who have a stroke.
Call for proposals NOW OPEN for our third Priority Programme Award in the area of Vascular Dementia.
We want to explore whether an existing therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), can be used with people with aphasia. We also want to collect information to help us design a future large-scale trial evaluating this approach. SFBT is a ‘talking therapy’, which explores a person’s strengths and resilience to help build positive change in their lives.
Stroke Early Supported Discharge (ESD) is a multidisciplinary team intervention that clinical trials have shown reduces length of hospital stay and reduces risk of death and dependency. This research programme will investigate the impact of implementing ESD at scale and in real world conditions and investigate which models of ESD are effective in practice.
This research programme aims to understand how stroke survivors can be supported through the process of working towards their personal goals by working in collaboration with their community rehabilitation teams.
We are delighted to announce that we are now launching our Priority Programme Awards in two areas: haemorrhagic stroke, and the psychological consequences of stroke.
Announcing the first of our new Priority Programme Awards