Could an ARNI-based rehabilitation approach benefit stroke survivors?
Nurses are the largest group of health professionals working with stroke survivors. However, there is little evidence describing their specific role in stroke rehabilitation.
Made in collaboration with patients and staff, a goal-setting tool should be produced which is helpful to use on stroke rehabilitation units.
Identifying how best to combine results from several clinical trials of a stroke rehabilitation treatment.
Immediately after their stroke around 30% of people have a vision problem called hemianopia – loss of vision on one side of the visual field. This leaves them with a ‘blind side’ to their right or left. This project will investigate whether a new treatment can help stroke survivors with hemianopia to manage their vision problems.
Stroke survivors often have very individual hopes for the future, in terms of the goals they would like to achieve. This research will develop and test a Goal setting and Action Planning (G-AP) approach to achieving personal goals through community rehabilitation.
How important is the relationship between therapist and stroke survivor in the rehabilitation of language ability?
The aim of this research is to develop and test a simple yet widely-applicable outcome measure for evaluating cognitive rehabilitation after stroke. Consultation with patients and carers will shape the design and content of the measure.
Difficulties with language and communication after stroke can be amongst the hardest effects for people affected by stroke to recover from, cope with and adapt to. This project will explore whether more intensive treatment programmes could be helpful for supporting stroke survivors and their families in the UK.
Recently featured on the European Commission's Digital Economy news, the COGWATCH project helps stroke survivors to remaster sequential tasks of every day living.