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.
In this study, the researchers will design a treatment manual that describes the principles of task-specific training and gives therapists examples of task-specific tasks.
Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr Ulrike Hammerbeck (TSA PDF 2015-02)
An investigation of whether functional strength training can improve the ability of stroke survivors to walk and use their arm and hand at least 1 year after stroke
Trial of an electrical stimulation device for recovery of upper limb function in chronic stroke patients
TSA LECT 2015/02 - Dr Nele Demeyere, University of Oxford
Cognitive impairments after stroke can affect people’s confidence and mood as well as their ability to recover. PRECiS stands for ‘Patient-Reported Evaluation of Cognitive State’. It is a 27 item questionnaire tool, that measures the perceived impact of cognitive problems from the unique perspective of stroke survivors. Published open access in the journal
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, 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?