The Long-term Effects of Wearing an Ankle Foot Orthosis: the experience of stroke survivors

The Long-term Effects of Wearing an Ankle Foot Orthosis: the experience of stroke survivors

Type: Stroke

Grant holder: Dr Anne Taylor Dr Nicola J Mutch and Dr Mary Joan MacLeod, University of Stirling

Amount Awarded: £4,413

Year: 2014 - finished

This study aims to look at a stroke survivor’s experience of wearing a foot splint. It will focus particular on comfort, ease of putting on and off, ability to walk barefooted and any falls that the participants may have had. One hundred stroke survivors will be asked to complete a short questionnaire and then a smaller group of 20 will be asked more detailed questions over the telephone. The findings will help to influence clinical practice and future stroke rehabilitation.