Research Projects > Stroke > CHSS Fellowship Award 2019: SaeboGlove therapy for severe Upper limb disability and Severe Hand Impairment after stroke: a pragmatic, multicentre, parallel-group, randomised controlled trial with blinded outcome assessment (SUSHI)

CHSS Fellowship Award 2019: SaeboGlove therapy for severe Upper limb disability and Severe Hand Impairment after stroke: a pragmatic, multicentre, parallel-group, randomised controlled trial with blinded outcome assessment (SUSHI)

Type: Stroke

Grant holder: Jen Alexander, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and University of Glasgow

Amount Awarded: £149,995.49 over 3 years

Year: 2019 - Ongoing

Severe hand and arm weakness commonly causes disability after stroke. Many people can’t open their hand enough to carry out useful rehabilitation activities and this limits recovery. This fellowship will evaluate the SaeboGlove and establish if it helps people with little movement benefit from rehabilitation activities and recover better. This will help determine whether it should be used in the NHS. All participants will receive their identified care requirements. Half will also receive 6 weeks of self-directed SaeboGlove therapy. Outcomes will be assessed. Thereafter control participants will also be offered SaeboGlove therapy.