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?
Can we identify genetic risk factors that cause disease of small blood vessels in the brain?
Since 1991 the Stroke Association has spent more than £40 million supporting vital stroke research. This research has had a real impact on our understanding of stroke, on the way stroke is treated in the UK, and ultimately on the lives of stroke survivors and their families.
Postgraduate fellowship: What is the impact of damaged thinking ability caused by a spontaneous bleed in the brain?
Fatigue after stroke; what are the important factors?
What maintains stroke survivors’ continued use of self-managed computer therapy for aphasia?
How important is the relationship between therapist and stroke survivor in rehabilitation of language ability?
Postgraduate Fellowship: Ms Emma Pilkington (TSA PGF 2015-02)
Published in the journal, BMJ Open, a new study explores what self management after stroke means to stroke survivors and physiotherapists.