Stroke

Stroke

An investigation of the role of thrombin generation as a marker of increased risk of thromboembolic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation

Predictors of long-term cognitive impairment, dementia and disability after lacunar stroke

Lacunar strokes are common, small, not usually fatal, but less well-studied than other types of stroke.  Up to a third of these patients may have difficulty thinking, or even dementia,...

The Association Between Blood Pressure and the Different Pathological Types of Stroke in UK Biobank

My project will use data from the UK Biobank, a detailed study of 500,000 volunteers, to improve our understanding of the relationships between different measures of blood pressure (BP) and...

Setting Scottish stroke services in an international context

Stroke services in Scotland have developed substantially over the last 20 years, and are undergoing continuous quality monitoring.  However, the researchers do not have a clear idea of how Scottish...

Development and validation of a short form for the Stroke Impact Scale

Questionnaires for measuring quality of life in stroke are available, for example the Stroke Impact Scale (SIS).  To ensure that SIS captures all relevant details, it can take a long...

The SaeboGlove: Implementation of Novel Rehabilitaiton and Functional Aid for Upper Limb Weakness After Acute Stroke.

The SaeboGlove is a new rehabilitation aid for people with arm weakness. It is worn on the weak hand of a patient with weakness after stroke. It assists the hand...

Improving Our Assessment of Pre-Stroke Cognition, Mood, and Function

Physical and psychological problems are common after stroke. People with emotional, memory or physical problems after a stroke may have had problems prior to the stroke but these were never...

Increasing physical activity in stroke survivors using STARFISH, an interactive mobile phone application: a randomised controlled trial

Stroke survivors are less physically active, leading to health problems and risk of further stroke.  STARFISH is a mobile phone app where people, in groups of four, are represented by...

POSITIF: Post-Stroke Intervention Trial in Fatigue. A Randomised Multicentre Trial of a Brief Cognitive-behavioural Intervention plus Information Alone for the Treatment of Post-Stroke Fatigue

Tiredness is common for people after a stroke.  It stops people doing things they enjoy.  The researchers have developed a ‘talking therapy’ – six meetings with a psychologist with two...

Secondary prevention after stroke: can we do better? A novel national linkage of stroke registry and dispensing data

Patients who have a stroke are at risk of having a further stroke or coronary event.  Medicines to prevent this are not always given, perhaps because of patient frailty or...