On Tuesday 13 June, the UK Stroke Forum (UKSF) hosted the sixth Northern Ireland Stroke Conference in the vibrant city of Belfast.
To help plan the care of stroke survivors and their rehabilitation, health professionals usually use a scale called the Barthel Index (BI) to measure how well they can perform activities of daily living (ADLs).
A new report published today shows that stroke research remains severely underfunded compared to the devastating impact it has on people’s lives. The UK Health Research Analysis 2018 also shows stroke research receives much less funding than many other areas of health research.
The aim of this programme is to develop and test a new care pathway for paramedics to recognise the patients who are likely to have a large artery blockage, so that this group can be taken directly to the thrombectomy hospital.
Nurses are the largest group of health professionals working with stroke survivors. However, there is little evidence describing their specific role in stroke rehabilitation.
This research project will design a healthy living programme for stroke survivors and their families and help people learn how to manage their own lifestyle risk factors.
Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowships are for healthcare professionals in England to develop an application for a doctoral level (e.g. PhD) training Fellowship, and to develop the skills they need to be a competitive applicant for this type of funding. This award has been made to Adrienne Cormican.
Yesterday was day two of this year's UK Stroke Assembly South event in Stansted, Essex, and researchers shared important insights into key areas of stroke research.
The ACTIVATE study aims to understand if it’s possible for stroke survivors to take part in an ‘auditory rhythmical cueing’ walking programme at home.
These summaries of our completed research projects highlight what work was undertaken, which aims were achieved and where the research is going next.