Co-funded by the Stroke Association, and published in the International Journal of Stroke, research suggests a new tool can better predict what level of memory and thinking (cognitive) problems patients will experience after stroke, than more time consuming methods.
This study will show whether more intensive lowering of blood pressure (BP) in survivors of intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) is feasible, safe and effective in reducing brain injury. If successful, the study will pave the way for the design a larger definitive trial.
This study will investigate whether more intensive lowering of blood pressure (BP) in survivors of intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) is feasible, safe and effective in reducing brain injury.
New research suggests significant inequality in vision care after stroke
Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is usually associated with high blood pressure, and causes 20% of all strokes. It is the main cause of cognitive changes and dementia associated with stroke. Behavioural symptoms such as apathy are also common in patients with SVD.
These summaries of our completed research projects highlight what work was undertaken, which aims were achieved and where the research is going next.
Apathy has a major effect of quality of life for a SVD sufferer; we have shown that for the patient it is more important in determining quality of life than is disability, such as weakness, from the stroke itself.
Published in the journal, BMJ Open, a new study explores what self management after stroke means to stroke survivors and physiotherapists.
The Stroke Association held this workshop to set the priorities for research into the psychological consequences of stroke in the UK.