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Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities

This page lists research projects in to chest, heart and stroke conditions that are looking to recruit participants. If you are interested in taking part in any of the studies, please contact the Recuitment Contact listed in the entry.

If you are a researcher looking to recruit participants for a study, please contact us on research@chss.org.uk

A comparison of anxiety levels between device shock and non-shock groups in implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients

Funded By: University of Sunderland

Location: Online Survey

Recruitment End Date: 23/03/2019

An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a small device that is used to treat people with dangerously abnormal heart rhythms. An ICD can give the heart electric pulses or shocks...

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Knowledge, comfort, approaches, attitudes and practices of rehabilitation professionals in addressing sexuality in stroke survivors

Funded By: University of Sydney

Location: Online Survey

Recruitment End Date: 17/05/2019

The study is investigating the current knowledge, comfort, approaches and attitudes of rehabilitation professionals towards supporting stroke survivors with their sexuality concerns. This is being conducted as research indicates that...

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A study of the effectiveness of a leg splint in stroke patients during walking

Funded By: University of Strathclyde

Location: The National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics (NCPO) at the University of Strathclyde

Recruitment End Date: 30/09/2019

The Biomedical Engineering Department of the University of Strathclyde would like to recruit stroke patients in order to study the performance of load sensors attached to a lower leg splint...

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The biomechanical assessment of balance and gait for stroke Patients and the implications in the diagnosis and rehabilitation.

Funded By: The University of Dundee

Location: Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

Recruitment End Date: 01/01/2020

Diagnosis of stroke can be difficult if symptoms are mild or resolve quickly, or if the symptoms are unusual. Stroke patients have different balance and gait patterns from healthy people....

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Online mindfulness for stroke survivors and caregivers

Funded By: Glasgow Caledonian University

Location: Online and at home

Recruitment End Date: 01/01/2020

People affected by stroke can experience difficulties with their mood (e.g. stress, anxiety, and depression). Stroke survivor and caregiver mood is linked. Mindfulness meditation increases present moment awareness and can...

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