Measuring and exploring the impact on vision-related quality of life for stroke survivors with post-stroke visual problems
This research will test a new questionnaire which has been designed to measure the impact that stroke-related vision problems have on a stroke survivor’s quality of life.
Research Participants Needed: Emotional functioning after acquired brain injury
Type: Research
Researchers are investigating how emotional health is affected by brain injury and how this impacts relationships, quality of life and participation in the community.
Testing an alternative to thickened liquids for stroke survivors with dysphagia
Dr Sabrina Eltringham is trialling an alternative to thickened liquids that could help stroke survivors rehabilitate their swallow and improve their quality of life.
Who we work with
We strive to develop and extend partnerships in order to improve the quality of life after stroke and enhance stroke prevention.
Tags: Partners
Developing a self-management intervention after stroke with physiotherapists, stroke survivors and carers
This research aims to develop a new method of teaching self-management skills after stroke by investigating how physiotherapists work with stroke survivors and carers.
Understanding the importance of apathy, and improving its care in patients with stroke
Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) causes 1 in 5 strokes. People who have SVD also commonly have apathy - a loss of interest and initiative. In this project, Professor Hugh Markus brings together a multidisciplinary team to better understand what is happening in the brains of people with SVD who are experiencing apathy, and how it could be treated.
Delivering group support for people with aphasia through Eva Park
About one-third of stroke survivors are left with aphasia. This is a language disorder that disrupts the production and comprehension of speech, as well as reading and writing. This study will investigate whether a support group intervention can be delivered remotely to people with aphasia through a virtual island platform called Eva Park.
Is delivering a management programme for post-stroke fatigue feasible?
The aim of this study is to develop a fatigue management programme to improve stroke survivors' knowledge of post stroke fatigue (PSF) and to identify ways of managing it.
What is the impact of damaged thinking ability caused by a spontaneous bleed in the brain?
Postgraduate fellowship: What is the impact of damaged thinking ability caused by a spontaneous bleed in the brain?
Research Participants Needed: Smart wearable device (gaitQ) that helps people with long-term conditions affecting movement walk better
Type: Research
Researchers at the University of Exeter are looking for stroke survivors to help test a device to help people with mobility issues. Participants will fill out questionnaires, and complete walking and balancing tasks with and without the gaitQ device.