Early Supported Discharge (ESD) is the discharge of a stroke patient from hospital to their own home, co-ordinated by a team of therapists, nurses and a doctor. A number of ESD services have been set up across England. Do these services offer the same benefits to patients as those identified in clinical trials?
In the proposed study it will be investigated if the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (GAI) is suitable for use in stroke survivors aged 65 years and older, who are undergoing inpatient rehabilitation.
Although stroke survivors have reported fatigue as a problem, previous estimates of the numbers of people affected have varied greatly – from one-quarter to almost three-quarters of stroke survivors.
As well as reducing independence, walking problems after a stroke leads to lower daily activity, increasing the 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.
Recently featured on the European Commission's Digital Economy news, the COGWATCH project helps stroke survivors to remaster sequential tasks of every day living.