Research Opportunities

Improving Transitions in Stroke Care

The Researchers are developing a new way to make returning home for people after stroke a better experience. They would like to learn from your experiences. This would involve coming...

HEADS: UP (Helping Ease Anxiety & Depression after Stroke) Feasibility Study

HEADS: UP is a research study that stands for Helping Ease Anxiety and Depression following Stroke. It teaches people to self-manage symptoms of anxiety and depression in a 9-week Mindfulness...

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...