Stroke

Stroke

Its’ Not One Thing: Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Promote Digital Technology use by People with Aphasia

"We will use our previous experience to: 1. Co-create prototypes of an on-line assessment tool and accessible workbooks for people with aphasia to independently learn iPad operation principles. 2. Trial...

Analysing Imagining data Gathered from molecular Imaging of Carotis Atherosclerosis

Stroke can occur when debris from diseased and unstable regions of the carotid (neck) arteries breaks off and lodges in the brain. We aim to assess whether magnetic resonance imaging...

Long term health after alteplase: 3 year follow up of the IST-3 trial

"Thrombolysis (‘clot-busting’) treatment for stroke leads to better recovery, but whether it reduces long-term risk of death or health care costs is uncertain. We could estimate the effect of thrombolysis...

Responsiveness to Thrombolytic Therapy for Ischaemic Stroke

Stoke is a major cause of death and disability in Scotland. Most are “ischaemic stokes”, in which a blood clot blocks a blood vessel to the brain. A clot dissolving...

The Long-term Effects of Wearing an Ankle Foot Orthosis: the experience of stroke survivors

This study aims to look at a stroke survivor’s experience of wearing a foot splint. It will focus particular on comfort, ease of putting on and off, ability to walk...

Life After Stroke – Nurse Research Priorities

A huge amount of resources are put into stroke research and it is ethically and morally right that these resources are directed at what is agreed to be of greatest...

Does Discharge from a Stroke Unit to Early Supported Discharge affect the Physical Activity of Stroke Survivors? A Pilot Investigation

Physical Activity is considered to be important to the recovery of health and independence following a stroke. Whether or not early supported discharge (ESD) has a positive or negative impact...

The Epidemiology of Stroke Patients and Their Primary Care in the Highlands of Scotland

In the Highlands of Scotland it can be difficult to get to patients who have had a stroke. It can also take much longer to take stroke patients to hospital....

The Effect of Acute UV-A Exposure and Dietary Nitrate Ingestion on Plasma Nitrate, Endothelial Function and Blood Pressure

This pilot project will explore whether two methods of increasing levels of nitric oxide in the body will enhance key markers of cardiovascular health. Specifically, we will investigate the acute...

The Impact of Therapy Based Rehabilitation Services Late After Stroke

The last twenty years have seen dramatic changes in the way services are provided for stroke survivors including the widespread development of stroke units and supported discharge services. These developments...