This study is about comparing two treatment strategies in patients with visual problems after stroke, specifically hemianopia.
Using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to enable activation of the damaged part of the brain to be more active in the recovery period after a stroke.
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.
Fluoxetine is a drug used to relieve depression. A recent French trial suggested it might improve strength recovery in stroke survivors with residual arm weakness.
This research will produce an assessment of functional, everyday reading. The assessment will help therapists working with people with aphasia to identify why the person is finding it difficult to read and monitor the effects of treatment.
This study will explore what ‘confidence’ means to people who have had a stroke, the perceived barriers, and what helps stroke survivors to regain confidence.
Testing the idea that fatigue occurring after stroke is due to changes in the brain regions controlling the muscles using non-invasive brain stimulation and brain imaging techniques in 142 stroke patients, half of who will be those who complain of fatigue.
Exploring the effects of lowering blood pressure and a lower dose of clot busting drug on stroke outcome
This project seeks to use training and a safe and easy way of electrically stimulating the brain to improve recall.
This study will measure if visual scanning training interventions can help stroke survivors with visual field impairment.