Stroke

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...

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...

Implementation of Stroke Early Supported Discharge in Scotland

"The study will investigate what rehabilitation services are provided to stroke survivors in Scotland when they leave hospital and whether research evidence is being used to guide provision of healthcare....

Supporting Sit-To-Stand Rehabilitation Using Smartphone Sensors to Provide Tactile Feedback

For many stroke survivors standing up from sitting is problematic. Recovering this important movement depends on practice. This can be carried out at home, however, it is difficult to get...

The Barriers and Facilitators to Identification of Delirium in Stroke Patients: a Focus Group Study Involving Healthcare Professionals (HCPs)

Delirium (acute confusion) is a serious psychiatric complication following a stroke: patients who experience delirium are likely to stay in hospital for longer and deteriorate in physical and mental health....

Current Levels of Sit to Stand Practice Amongst Stroke Survivors During Rehabilitation: A Pilot Observational Study Exploring Determining Factors

Very little is known about how much sit to stand practice occurs during stroke rehabilitation despite this movement being critical for independent living. This study will collect this information and...

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...