To help plan the care of stroke survivors and their rehabilitation, health professionals usually use a scale called the Barthel Index (BI) to measure how well they can perform activites of daily living (ADLs).
We want to support the next generation of stroke research leaders to continue to improve stroke care and the lives of people affected by stroke in the years to come. We’re proud to introduce you to four researchers at the beginning of their careers who have recently been awarded Stroke Association research fellowships.
Last week, our lecturers attended two training days at our head office, at Stroke Association House, London. These form part of a schedule of activity designed to ensure they have the skills, and support needed to succeed in becoming the next generation of research leaders.
Published online (ahead of print in the journal Annals of Neurology), the results of a new study found that one year after arterial ischaemic stroke (AIS), the rate of death, recurrence of stroke, and neurological impairment was lower than reports in previous studies.
Last week, our Stroke Training team delivered our Professional Masterclass in London, part of a series of masterclasses for professionals working in stroke.
As part of our research programme, we fund exceptional candidates from stroke professional backgrounds to our prestigious Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship positions. Meet our new fellows for 2017.
These summaries of our completed research projects highlight what work was undertaken, which aims were achieved and where the research is going next.
In stroke survivors, does the clinical effectiveness of 6 months treatment with fluoxetine depend upon its effects on synaptic plasticity in the brain? Can a drug used for depression help stroke recovery by changing connections between brain cells?
Stimulating the brain to help comprehension in aphasia
The results of a 3-year study into stroke patients and exercise was shared with funders, patients and carers at an event held in the Centre for Medicine at the University of Leicester yesterday.