PLORAS provides new stroke patients that have aphasia with information on how other patients, with the same type of stroke damage, recovered over time.
Published in Stroke, a new study sheds light on a tool doctors might use to help them predict the recovery of stroke patients in the future.
After a stroke, people often want to know how their recovery could progress and what life might look like in the future. Right now, there aren’t many tools available to help health professionals to predict recovery, so we’re funding research to change this.
The project aims to employ similar techniques to the PLORAS project to predict which patients are most suited to which speech and language therapy.
This study will look at how well a patient can use their arm after stroke, and at their brain images recorded within 72-hours after stroke.
Published online first in the journal Neurology, a new study investigates the effectiveness of tools used to predict the recovery of patients after stroke.
This Lectureship will explore the link between tests that are used to assess cognition (memory and thinking) after a stroke and measurements of a stroke survivor's functional abilities. It will also investigate how cognition and functional ability change over time.
The number of strokes across the UK is likely to rise by almost half (44%) in the next 20 years, according to a new report published today by the Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE) and the Stroke Association.
Aphasia is a long-term condition and many people will continue to need support for several years after its onset. However, with the right tools and support, even someone with severe aphasia can continue to communicate effectively.
Published in the JNNP (Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry), new research suggests that a computer technique could help predict how well stroke survivors respond to language therapies for aphasia.