Research Opportunities > An Exploration of Arm and Hand Difficulties in People living with Neurological Conditions: A Cross-Sectional Survey

An Exploration of Arm and Hand Difficulties in People living with Neurological Conditions: A Cross-Sectional Survey

Previously, research has focused more towards lower limb impairment and rehabilitation for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s Disease (PD) or stroke. However, arm and hand difficulties is another common symptom and can negatively impact activities of daily living, quality of life, functional status and independence. Limited research in arm and hand difficulties focuses on rehabilitation rather than supportive devices for when rehabilitation potential has been met. Therefore, the aim of the current study is to discover experiences of arm and hand problems primarily in those with MS, stroke and PD and to investigate whether assistive devices are already available. The collated information has the potential to shape future research and may indicate requirements for novel supportive devices that could work across several neurological conditions.

 

The researchers and looking for people to complete their survey. The link to the survey is https://qmu.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/an-exploration-of-upper-limb-dysfunction-in-people-living

Funded by:

This is a Student Project (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh)

Location:

Data collected online via an online survey

Recruitment Criterea:

The researchers are looking for participants who are;

  • Over 18 years old
  • Clinical Diagnosis of Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s Disease
  • Ability to give informed consent
  • Arm and hand complaints

Excluded if arm and hand difficulties due to unrelated Musculoskeletal injury/condition

Recruitment Contact:

Recruitment End Date:

21/02/2020