Thousands of stroke survivors with visual problems could improve their sight from the comfort of their own home using two new web-based therapies.
Junior Research Training Fellowship: Christine Hazelton
Beyond impaired language function, people with aphasia report a range of psychosocial health problems which negatively affect their wellbeing, including reduced confidence and social isolation. These psychosocial problems are not adequately addressed by healthcare services.
The Stroke Association funded a feasibility study into improving the treatment of a condition called 'drop foot', which was recently published in the medical journal, Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology.
This study will explore whether an existing therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), can be used for people with aphasia. Information will also be collected to design a future large-scale trial evaluating this approach.
Postgraduate Fellow: Mr Graham McClelland (TSA PGF 2015-01)
East Berkshire Stroke Recovery Service provides high quality information, practical advice and emotional support following a stroke. Whether you are a stroke survivor, carer or family member, we will begin working with you after a stroke. We will continue to provide the support you need, both at home and in the wider community.
If you’ve been affected by stroke, the Stroke Helpline and Information Service is here for you. We can offer advice, support and guidance, and we can answer your questions about stroke.
Find out about our Stroke Helpline and Information Service, the service standards we work to, and how we perform against these.
We urgently need to find the funding that will help to tackle the condition which is the fourth biggest killer in the UK – stroke.