A Post-Stroke Review identifies the unmet needs of stroke survivors and their carers, which our coordinators then address. They also carry out checks to highlight unidentified high blood pressure or Atrial Fibrillation.
Care Provision, Unmet Need and Good Practice in Post-Stroke Vision Services in the UK
This project aims to find out if peer support can avert some of the adverse psychological consequences of aphasia, the language and communication disorder that affects about 15% of those who have a stroke. Stroke survivors with long-term aphasia will be trained as peer befrienders. They will be paired with individuals with aphasia who have had more recent strokes, e.g.
A pilot study for developing and evaluating a care pathway for cognitive problems after stroke
In the proposed study it will be investigated if the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (GAI) is suitable for use in stroke survivors aged 65 years and older, who are undergoing inpatient rehabilitation.
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.
To test if using newly developed "recovery curves" can be used to improve the quality of hospital care and recovery for stroke patients
The number of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMS) has grown in the last few years. PROMs are questionnaires developed to accurately measure patients’ opinions about their health after an illness or during treatment. PROMs are used in both stroke research and routine stroke care.
One in eight adults (around 6.5 million people) is a carer. By 2037, it's anticipated that the number of carers will increase to 9 million. The ‘Caring and You’ programme will provide carers with the support, training and guidance needed to help them improve their skills and knowledge of caring.