Today, the Chief Scientist Office and the Stroke Association celebrate a partnership that will build on the excellence of stroke research in Scotland.
The ReTrain study is investigating the effectiveness of a community-based rehabilitation training programme for people who have suffered a stroke. Published in the journal BMJ Open, the 'study protocol' for ReTrain outlines why the study was needed, and includes the methods to be used in the study, the resources required for the study and a timeline for completion.
This study will investigate whether early initiation of direct anticoagulant drugs will be as safe as later initiation in stroke patients with an abnormal heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation). It will also investigate whether early initation could lead to fewer recurrent strokes.
This research looks to understand if a new technological device, the Neuroplatform, can improve arm and hand movement in stroke survivors at early stages of their recovery.
Could an ARNI-based rehabilitation approach benefit stroke survivors?
There have been reports of patients with COVID-19 experiencing neurological complications including stroke, but we don’t understand enough about this potential link. This call is focused on funding research addressing these questions to understand the potential causal links and mechanisms between COVID-19 and stroke.
This research can improve a digital assistant, VERA, aiming to support stroke survivors in their physical rehabilitation.
About one-third of stroke survivors are left with aphasia. This is a language disorder that disrupts the production and comprehension of speech, as well as reading and writing. This study will investigate whether a support group intervention can be delivered remotely to people with aphasia through a virtual island platform called Eva Park.
This research aims to develop a new method of teaching self-management skills after stroke.