Research Opportunities

Experiences of sleep disturbances and desired treatment preferences post-stroke

Poor sleep is commonly experienced after stroke. This study aims to: Investigate experiences of sleep in stroke survivors Explore factors which may impact on their sleep Explore views on current...

Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in PhD project.

This PhD project investigates the effects of using the internet to online self-diagnose and seek health information. This will not be part of data collection. It is instead for patient...

Understanding flu vaccination uptake in those with chronic respiratory disease

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde are running a project to find out what factors motivate and deter people from getting their seasonal flu vaccination. They are looking for people...

An investigation into the effect of an eight week rehabilitation programme on motor performance of stroke survivors.

This project is an intensive eight-week upper limb rehabilitation programme. Approximately 70% of stroke survivors are left with movement problems and only approximately 5% regain full arm function. The arm...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Online mindfulness for stroke survivors and caregivers

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...

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

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....