Nurses are the largest group of health professionals working with stroke survivors. However, there is little evidence describing their specific role in stroke rehabilitation.
We are delighted to announce that we are now launching our Priority Programme Awards in two areas: haemorrhagic stroke, and the psychological consequences of stroke.
Published in the journal, Lancet Neurology, a new study suggests that understanding stroke severity, as well as time to treatment, is key to delivering effective and safe thrombolysis treatment.
Published online (ahead of print in the journal Annals of Neurology), the results of a new study found that one year after arterial ischaemic stroke (AIS), the rate of death, recurrence of stroke, and neurological impairment was lower than reports in previous studies.
Local stroke survivors have joined in a new stroke research program at the Stroke Association’s Life After Stroke Centre in Bromsgrove on Monday 05 September. STARR (stroke, technology and risk reduction) is a new research program, which will help stroke survivors manage their risk factors for recurrent stroke: a stroke that happens after someone has their first stroke.
In March 2018, we’ll be launching our next call for applications to our Priority Award Programme in this area. But we’re welcoming enquiries about the awards now to help give potential candidates as much time as possible to consider their proposals.
Intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) is a type of stroke, which is caused by bleeding in the brain, ultimately leading to brain damage, disability and often death. We currently know very little about the biological changes that occur in the brain after intracerebral haemorrhage.
Depression affects about one third of stroke survivors, and the Stroke Association is a partner in the Depression: Asking the Right Questions project. Launched yesterday, the results of the project are now available in a report, setting out the top 10 priorities for depression research.
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?
We know that people’s lives can be torn apart by all types of stroke, but those who have haemorrhagic strokes – where a blood vessel bursts leading to a bleed in or around the brain - have a much higher fatality rate. Not only are haemorrhagic strokes the most deadly type of stroke, they are also harder to diagnose, treat and prevent.