This project aims to develop and test a repetitive functional task practice (RFTP) therapy programme. Research physiotherapists will develop the programme in conjunction with stroke unit staff and patients.
This research can help to improve research and care for complex thinking problems that stand in the way of a stroke survivor’s abilities to undertake everyday activities.
We were successful in applying for funding for this class. Stroke survivors report this issue as being important to them. It is accessible to people in the hard to reach areas of Scotland.
Calling all speech and language therapists who see people with progressive aphasia to support new research into speech and language therapy practices for this group.
Nurses are the largest group of health professionals working with stroke survivors. However, there is little evidence describing their specific role in stroke rehabilitation.
Early Supported Discharge (ESD) is the discharge of a stroke patient from hospital to their own home. Do these services offer the same benefits to patients as those identified in clinical trials?
This study will test arm training to encourage a functionally useful contribution to recovery from the side of the brain unaffected by stroke (the 'non-stroke hemisphere'), and whether this is only possible early after stroke.
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.