The aim of this research is to develop and test a simple yet widely-applicable outcome measure for evaluating cognitive rehabilitation after stroke. Consultation with patients and carers will shape the design and content of the measure.
Junior Research Training Fellowship: Christine Hazelton
Stimulating the brain to help comprehension in aphasia
Exploring the effects of lowering blood pressure and a lower dose of clot busting drug on stroke outcome
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.
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.
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.
Does fluoxetine improve recovery after stroke? Start-up phase for a large trial.
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.
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