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View of individuals with slurring of speech (dysarthria) on speech-language therapy and future treatment directions (research)

This research involves a 10–15 minute online questionnaire about current speech-language therapy practices for slurring of speech (dysarthria). The researchers are also interested in understanding whether persons with slurred speech would be interested in participating in research involving new treatment opportunities.

Find out more about the study

 

Evaluating Antidepressants for emotionaliSm after strokE – consumer/lived experience group

The George Institute in Sydney, Australia and the University of East Anglia in the UK are planning a study to test if an antidepressant (a drug normally used to treat depression) would be an effective treatment for post-stroke emotionalism. Emotionalism means that you cry, or laugh, without warning, inappropriately, and you cannot control it. This can negatively affect people's lives. As part of planning for this study, the researchers want to try and find out what members of the public, people with stroke, their family and/or carers think about the idea and their plans on how to do the research, to make sure they are doing good, useful research.

Find out more about the study

 

Looking for stroke caregivers to participate in an online survey

We understand the challenges you face as a caregiver to a person with stroke, and we would like to help support you in your everyday life. We hope to achieve this by understanding your needs in stroke care using a survey of approximately 30 mins. The data collected is then used to develop strategies that researchers, medical professionals and engineers can use to develop the best methods to support you. The study would be conducted online.

Find out more about the study

 

Evaluating attitudes of older adults to sexuality and the relevant supports they need

This research project is evaluating the attitudes, behaviours and perspectives of older adults towards sexuality, to understand the impacts of the ageing experience on sexuality and what community and health supports may be necessary in this area. Sexuality in this study is referring to your sexual health, sexual activity and intimate relationships. The study involves an anonymous online survey that will take approximately 20–30 minutes.

Find out more about the study

 

Help design a relaxation video for people with aphasia

You are invited to take part in research.
Who: Stroke survivors living with aphasia.
What: Participate in an online focus group.
Where: On Zoom.
Why: To help us develop a relaxation video for people with aphasia.

Find out more about the study

 

Perispinal Etanercept to improve Stroke Outcomes (PESTO) clinical trial

Funded by the Federal Government through the Medical Research Future Fund, Australia’s first multi-centred international clinical trial of perispinal etanercept in chronic stroke is actively recruiting participants. This trial seeks to determine if perispinal etanercept improves quality of life in working age survivors of stroke with a moderate to severe disability, and if repeated treatments lead to more improvement compared to one treatment. Australian sites are located in Melbourne, Victoria. We understand that interstate travel is particularly challenging at the moment, and we take the time to ensure that anyone who is interested and eligible makes an informed decision about participating.

Find out more about the study

 

More than a meal: a constructivist grounded theory of mealtime quality of life and inclusion for people with a swallowing disability (research)

This study is about the impacts of swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) on quality of life, participation, and inclusion. We are also looking at the use of 3D food printing to create visually appealing texture-modified foods. There are four parts to the study, including looking at records of mealtimes, observing your swallowing, interviewing you about how your swallowing difficulties impact your quality of life, and demonstrating 3D food printing. All parts of the study can be done online via Zoom.

Find out more about the study

 

Stroke survivors’ perspectives: deciding whether to take medications that might increase physical recovery

The aim of this study is to learn what is really important to stroke survivors when making decisions about taking medications that might increase their physical recovery when participating in rehabilitation. The study involves an online survey with a series of questions comparing different medications and asks stroke survivors to decide which option they would prefer to take.

Find out more about the study

 

Exploring Telehealth Care Seeking Behaviour Across the Stroke Continuum 

StrokeLine is a telehealth service provided by the Stroke Foundation. This research will help us understand the reasons that people who have survived a stroke seek support from StrokeLine and the experience of using telehealth services such as StrokeLine in Australia.

Find out more about the study

 

Tele-PC Study

People with cardiovascular disease who have received healthcare using telehealth are invited to participate in a brief phone/video interview to discuss their experiences of receiving healthcare via telehealth.

Find out more about the study

 

Memory-SuSTAIN: Enhancing the effects of post-stroke memory rehabilitation

La Trobe University is looking at ways of regaining memory skills after a stroke, and maintaining them over time. Participants are offered a free memory skills rehabilitation program. Each week for six weeks, a 2-hour group session is held online via Zoom with a qualified neuropsychologist. The next Memory Group Program starts on 14 October 2020, and further planned in 2021.

Find out more about the study

 

Support After Stroke using group-based classeS: The SASS Study

Researchers from Monash University are looking for volunteer presenters or stroke survivors themselves (where relevant) to share knowledge and guidance principles on relevant topics for participants in The SASS Study. The study aims to test the potential effectiveness of two alternate group-based intervention classes provided for 12 weeks to survivors of stroke living in the community. The presentations focus on lifestyle management strategies for life ‘after stroke’ to support greater self-management and independence. Pre-recording of the presentations will be facilitated online, approximately 15–30 minutes in length and supported by a slide template kit provided by the research team.

Find out more about the study

 

The Wellbeing Neuro Course: examining the efficacy of an online treatment program for adults with neurological disorders

Macquarie University’s eCentreClinic is looking for adults with an acquired brain injury or stroke to take part in and evaluate a free online course to help Australians with neurological disorders learn to manage stress, frustration and worry, sadness and depression, and day-to-day activities.

Find out more about the study

 

Enhancing physical activity: exploring referral pathways between general practitioners and exercise physiologists

This project is looking for people who have seen an exercise physiologist to complete an online survey. The research focuses on enhancing physical activity by exploring the perceptions of general practitioners (GPs), exercise physiologists and patients in relation to the outcomes of referral pathways.

Find out more about the study

 

Technology use acceptability survey for a restorative brain-computer interface designed to improve hand motor functions after a stroke

It is believed that impaired movement is caused by damage in specific parts of the brain, which in turn lead to disconnection in the neural pathways that are in charge of the movement. We have investigated a technique named motor imagery based brain-computer interfacing (MI-BCI) that allows re-routing of the impaired neural pathways caused by stroke. However, to further develop this technology we need to know the features of the interface that are most important for users and the considerations of cost relative to benefit.

Find out more about the study

 

Treatment for sleep disturbance and fatigue following acquired brain injury

Over half of the stroke population experiences problems with sleep or fatigue. Researchers at the Monash Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre are trialling two forms of therapy to treat sleep and fatigue problems following stroke: cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and health education (INFO) therapy. Participants engage in 8 sessions of therapy with a clinical neuropsychologist. These sessions can be completed in-person for local participants, or via a video conferencing program for interstate or rural participants.

Find out more about the study

 

Development of a sexuality intervention for stroke survivors and their partners

4 out of 5 Australian stroke survivors do not have the opportunity to discuss sexuality or receive information about sexuality. Sexuality is more than just about 'having sex', it also includes roles and identities, relationships and intimacy. Researchers from The University of Sydney would like to develop an educational package that can be provided to stroke survivors and partners of stroke survivors. The study aims to find out what topics should be included in this package and how it should be delivered. If you choose to participate you will be asked to complete two surveys about what you think is important for sexuality after stroke. Your responses are confidential and you will not be asked to share any information about your own experiences of sexuality.

Find out more about the study

 

Join the Communication Research Registry

The Communication Research Registry is a national register of people who would like to be involved in communication research. This includes research that looks into speech and language difficulties post stroke. People with communication difficulties, their family and friends and members of the public are invited to join.

Find out more about the Communication Research Registry

 

Disclaimer
Please note the following disclaimer applies to all research projects listed on this page:

The Stroke Foundation recognises the value of all levels of research and the welfare and experiences of those affected. The Stroke Foundation is not responsible for, and does not endorse, any research project, opportunity, or other type of project listed. Reasonable attempts have been made to ensure projects listed have appropriate approval from a recognised body. Participants are responsible for satisfying themselves that appropriate approval procedures have been met before taking part.  Participants are advised to read the participant information sheet that the researcher will provide to you. If you do agree to participate and/or you have any concerns regarding the project, these should be directed to the researcher or other contacts on the participant information sheet.

View of individuals with slurring of speech (dysarthria) on speech-language therapy and future treatment directions (research)

This research involves a 10–15 minute online questionnaire about current speech-language therapy practices for slurring of speech (dysarthria). The researchers are also interested in understanding whether persons with slurred speech would be interested in participating in research involving new treatment opportunities.

Find out more about the study

 

Evaluating Antidepressants for emotionaliSm after strokE – consumer/lived experience group

The George Institute in Sydney, Australia and the University of East Anglia in the UK are planning a study to test if an antidepressant (a drug normally used to treat depression) would be an effective treatment for post-stroke emotionalism. Emotionalism means that you cry, or laugh, without warning, inappropriately, and you cannot control it. This can negatively affect people's lives. As part of planning for this study, the researchers want to try and find out what members of the public, people with stroke, their family and/or carers think about the idea and their plans on how to do the research, to make sure they are doing good, useful research.

Find out more about the study

 

Looking for stroke caregivers to participate in an online survey

We understand the challenges you face as a caregiver to a person with stroke, and we would like to help support you in your everyday life. We hope to achieve this by understanding your needs in stroke care using a survey of approximately 30 mins. The data collected is then used to develop strategies that researchers, medical professionals and engineers can use to develop the best methods to support you. The study would be conducted online.

Find out more about the study

 

Evaluating attitudes of older adults to sexuality and the relevant supports they need

This research project is evaluating the attitudes, behaviours and perspectives of older adults towards sexuality, to understand the impacts of the ageing experience on sexuality and what community and health supports may be necessary in this area. Sexuality in this study is referring to your sexual health, sexual activity and intimate relationships. The study involves an anonymous online survey that will take approximately 20–30 minutes.

Find out more about the study

 

Help design a relaxation video for people with aphasia

You are invited to take part in research.
Who: Stroke survivors living with aphasia.
What: Participate in an online focus group.
Where: On Zoom.
Why: To help us develop a relaxation video for people with aphasia.

Find out more about the study

 

Perispinal Etanercept to improve Stroke Outcomes (PESTO) clinical trial

Funded by the Federal Government through the Medical Research Future Fund, Australia’s first multi-centred international clinical trial of perispinal etanercept in chronic stroke is actively recruiting participants. This trial seeks to determine if perispinal etanercept improves quality of life in working age survivors of stroke with a moderate to severe disability, and if repeated treatments lead to more improvement compared to one treatment. Australian sites are located in Melbourne, Victoria. We understand that interstate travel is particularly challenging at the moment, and we take the time to ensure that anyone who is interested and eligible makes an informed decision about participating.

Find out more about the study

 

More than a meal: a constructivist grounded theory of mealtime quality of life and inclusion for people with a swallowing disability (research)

This study is about the impacts of swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) on quality of life, participation, and inclusion. We are also looking at the use of 3D food printing to create visually appealing texture-modified foods. There are four parts to the study, including looking at records of mealtimes, observing your swallowing, interviewing you about how your swallowing difficulties impact your quality of life, and demonstrating 3D food printing. All parts of the study can be done online via Zoom.

Find out more about the study

 

Stroke survivors’ perspectives: deciding whether to take medications that might increase physical recovery

The aim of this study is to learn what is really important to stroke survivors when making decisions about taking medications that might increase their physical recovery when participating in rehabilitation. The study involves an online survey with a series of questions comparing different medications and asks stroke survivors to decide which option they would prefer to take.

Find out more about the study

 

Exploring Telehealth Care Seeking Behaviour Across the Stroke Continuum 

StrokeLine is a telehealth service provided by the Stroke Foundation. This research will help us understand the reasons that people who have survived a stroke seek support from StrokeLine and the experience of using telehealth services such as StrokeLine in Australia.

Find out more about the study

 

Tele-PC Study

People with cardiovascular disease who have received healthcare using telehealth are invited to participate in a brief phone/video interview to discuss their experiences of receiving healthcare via telehealth.

Find out more about the study

 

Memory-SuSTAIN: Enhancing the effects of post-stroke memory rehabilitation

La Trobe University is looking at ways of regaining memory skills after a stroke, and maintaining them over time. Participants are offered a free memory skills rehabilitation program. Each week for six weeks, a 2-hour group session is held online via Zoom with a qualified neuropsychologist. The next Memory Group Program starts on 14 October 2020, and further planned in 2021.

Find out more about the study

 

Support After Stroke using group-based classeS: The SASS Study

Researchers from Monash University are looking for volunteer presenters or stroke survivors themselves (where relevant) to share knowledge and guidance principles on relevant topics for participants in The SASS Study. The study aims to test the potential effectiveness of two alternate group-based intervention classes provided for 12 weeks to survivors of stroke living in the community. The presentations focus on lifestyle management strategies for life ‘after stroke’ to support greater self-management and independence. Pre-recording of the presentations will be facilitated online, approximately 15–30 minutes in length and supported by a slide template kit provided by the research team.

Find out more about the study

 

The Wellbeing Neuro Course: examining the efficacy of an online treatment program for adults with neurological disorders

Macquarie University’s eCentreClinic is looking for adults with an acquired brain injury or stroke to take part in and evaluate a free online course to help Australians with neurological disorders learn to manage stress, frustration and worry, sadness and depression, and day-to-day activities.

Find out more about the study

 

Enhancing physical activity: exploring referral pathways between general practitioners and exercise physiologists

This project is looking for people who have seen an exercise physiologist to complete an online survey. The research focuses on enhancing physical activity by exploring the perceptions of general practitioners (GPs), exercise physiologists and patients in relation to the outcomes of referral pathways.

Find out more about the study

 

Technology use acceptability survey for a restorative brain-computer interface designed to improve hand motor functions after a stroke

It is believed that impaired movement is caused by damage in specific parts of the brain, which in turn lead to disconnection in the neural pathways that are in charge of the movement. We have investigated a technique named motor imagery based brain-computer interfacing (MI-BCI) that allows re-routing of the impaired neural pathways caused by stroke. However, to further develop this technology we need to know the features of the interface that are most important for users and the considerations of cost relative to benefit.

Find out more about the study

 

Treatment for sleep disturbance and fatigue following acquired brain injury

Over half of the stroke population experiences problems with sleep or fatigue. Researchers at the Monash Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre are trialling two forms of therapy to treat sleep and fatigue problems following stroke: cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and health education (INFO) therapy. Participants engage in 8 sessions of therapy with a clinical neuropsychologist. These sessions can be completed in-person for local participants, or via a video conferencing program for interstate or rural participants.

Find out more about the study

 

Development of a sexuality intervention for stroke survivors and their partners

4 out of 5 Australian stroke survivors do not have the opportunity to discuss sexuality or receive information about sexuality. Sexuality is more than just about 'having sex', it also includes roles and identities, relationships and intimacy. Researchers from The University of Sydney would like to develop an educational package that can be provided to stroke survivors and partners of stroke survivors. The study aims to find out what topics should be included in this package and how it should be delivered. If you choose to participate you will be asked to complete two surveys about what you think is important for sexuality after stroke. Your responses are confidential and you will not be asked to share any information about your own experiences of sexuality.

Find out more about the study

 

Join the Communication Research Registry

The Communication Research Registry is a national register of people who would like to be involved in communication research. This includes research that looks into speech and language difficulties post stroke. People with communication difficulties, their family and friends and members of the public are invited to join.

Find out more about the Communication Research Registry

 

Disclaimer
Please note the following disclaimer applies to all research projects listed on this page:

The Stroke Foundation recognises the value of all levels of research and the welfare and experiences of those affected. The Stroke Foundation is not responsible for, and does not endorse, any research project, opportunity, or other type of project listed. Reasonable attempts have been made to ensure projects listed have appropriate approval from a recognised body. Participants are responsible for satisfying themselves that appropriate approval procedures have been met before taking part.  Participants are advised to read the participant information sheet that the researcher will provide to you. If you do agree to participate and/or you have any concerns regarding the project, these should be directed to the researcher or other contacts on the participant information sheet.

Falls after stroke trial

The Falls After Stroke Trial (FAST) is testing a novel at-home exercise and safety training program. It aims to reduce your risk of falling and increase your ability to do daily activities. The research team seeks people in Canberra or Sydney who have had a stroke in the last 5 years, are aged over 50 years and can walk 10 metres (with or without a walking aid). The intervention involves an exercise program which requires no extra time during the day.

Find out more about the study

 

Disclaimer
Please note the following disclaimer applies to all research projects listed on this page:

The National Stroke Foundation recognises the value of all levels of research and the welfare and experiences of those affected. The National Stroke Foundation is not responsible for, and does not endorse, any research project, opportunity, or other type of project listed. Reasonable attempts have been made to ensure projects listed have appropriate approval from a recognised body. Participants are responsible for satisfying themselves that appropriate approval procedures have been met before taking part.  Participants are advised to read the participant information sheet that the researcher will provide to you. If you do agree to participate and/or you have any concerns regarding the project, these should be directed to the researcher or other contacts on the participant information sheet.

Falls after stroke trial

The Falls After Stroke Trial (FAST) is testing a novel at-home exercise and safety training program. It aims to reduce your risk of falling and increase your ability to do daily activities. The research team seeks people in Canberra or Sydney who have had a stroke in the last 5 years, are aged over 50 years and can walk 10 metres (with or without a walking aid). The intervention involves an exercise program which requires no extra time during the day.

Find out more about the study

 

Disclaimer
Please note the following disclaimer applies to all research projects listed on this page:

The National Stroke Foundation recognises the value of all levels of research and the welfare and experiences of those affected. The National Stroke Foundation is not responsible for, and does not endorse, any research project, opportunity, or other type of project listed. Reasonable attempts have been made to ensure projects listed have appropriate approval from a recognised body. Participants are responsible for satisfying themselves that appropriate approval procedures have been met before taking part.  Participants are advised to read the participant information sheet that the researcher will provide to you. If you do agree to participate and/or you have any concerns regarding the project, these should be directed to the researcher or other contacts on the participant information sheet.

MIDAS 2: Modafinil In Debilitating Fatigue After Stroke 2

This study is recruiting community-dwelling stroke survivors who are experiencing persistent and non-resolving fatigue 3 or more months after their stroke, to test whether modafinil significantly improves participant quality of life compared to placebo. Participants will be randomised to either modafinil (200 mg daily) or an identical placebo for 56 days.

Find out more about the study

 

Network of sites and 'up-skilled' therapists to deliver best-practice stroke rehabilitation of the upper limb

We are recruiting people with stroke who would like to participate in a therapy program that focuses on touch sensation and use of the hand. Potential participants should be adults (over 18 years of age) who have had a stroke and have altered feeling in their hand. Participants in the study will be asked to attend assessment and therapy appointments 14 times over a period of six months.

Find out more about the study

 

Understanding the health and support needs of younger people with disabilities discharged from hospitals to residential aged care

We are looking for feedback on our research from younger people (<65 years old) in the greater Sydney region who are living in residential aged care, their carers, and their families. The study aims to examine the pathways younger people take into residential aged care, as well as their health outcomes living in residential aged care. Participants will talk to a researcher and give feedback on our research plan, and give advice on spreading research findings. There will be 8 sessions over 3 years, with each session between half an hour to an hour in length.

Find out more about the study

 

Falls after stroke trial

The Falls After Stroke Trial (FAST) is testing a novel at-home exercise and safety training program. It aims to reduce your risk of falling and increase your ability to do daily activities. The research team seeks people in Sydney or Canberra who have had a stroke in the last 5 years, are aged over 50 years and can walk 10 metres (with or without a walking aid). The intervention involves an exercise program which requires no extra time during the day.

Find out more about the study

 

A comparative open label study comparing the efficacy of structured physiotherapy vs non-structured physiotherapy in reducing post-stroke spasticity-related shoulder pain in patients treated with botulinum toxin A

Shoulder pain is a very common and troublesome complication after stroke. One of the factors most frequently associated with shoulder pain is spasticity. This focal spasticity (muscle tightness or stiffness) can also lead to restricted use of the arm, interfering with activities of daily living. The primary purpose of this study is to better understand whether botulinum toxin and physiotherapy can be used as a treatment for muscle stiffness and tightness in the shoulder after stroke in patients who have shoulder pain.

Find out more about the study

 

Improving arm function after stroke using task-specific training

Many people who experience a stroke have difficulty moving their arm and hand, and research has shown that people can still have non-functional arms at 6 months after stroke. Our researchers are conducting a multi-centre, randomised controlled trial to test whether a programme of specific training exercises is more effective than usual care. We are seeking people with stroke who have difficulty using their arm and/or hand to take part in this study. The study will involve assessments of arm and hand function before and after a 6 week period, with a follow-up assessment after 6 months.

Find out more about the study

 

Disclaimer
Please note the following disclaimer applies to all research projects listed on this page:

The National Stroke Foundation recognises the value of all levels of research and the welfare and experiences of those affected. The National Stroke Foundation is not responsible for, and does not endorse, any research project, opportunity, or other type of project listed. Reasonable attempts have been made to ensure projects listed have appropriate approval from a recognised body. Participants are responsible for satisfying themselves that appropriate approval procedures have been met before taking part.  Participants are advised to read the participant information sheet that the researcher will provide to you. If you do agree to participate and/or you have any concerns regarding the project, these should be directed to the researcher or other contacts on the participant information sheet.

MIDAS 2: Modafinil In Debilitating Fatigue After Stroke 2

This study is recruiting community-dwelling stroke survivors who are experiencing persistent and non-resolving fatigue 3 or more months after their stroke, to test whether modafinil significantly improves participant quality of life compared to placebo. Participants will be randomised to either modafinil (200 mg daily) or an identical placebo for 56 days.

Find out more about the study

 

Network of sites and 'up-skilled' therapists to deliver best-practice stroke rehabilitation of the upper limb

We are recruiting people with stroke who would like to participate in a therapy program that focuses on touch sensation and use of the hand. Potential participants should be adults (over 18 years of age) who have had a stroke and have altered feeling in their hand. Participants in the study will be asked to attend assessment and therapy appointments 14 times over a period of six months.

Find out more about the study

 

Understanding the health and support needs of younger people with disabilities discharged from hospitals to residential aged care

We are looking for feedback on our research from younger people (<65 years old) in the greater Sydney region who are living in residential aged care, their carers, and their families. The study aims to examine the pathways younger people take into residential aged care, as well as their health outcomes living in residential aged care. Participants will talk to a researcher and give feedback on our research plan, and give advice on spreading research findings. There will be 8 sessions over 3 years, with each session between half an hour to an hour in length.

Find out more about the study

 

Falls after stroke trial

The Falls After Stroke Trial (FAST) is testing a novel at-home exercise and safety training program. It aims to reduce your risk of falling and increase your ability to do daily activities. The research team seeks people in Sydney or Canberra who have had a stroke in the last 5 years, are aged over 50 years and can walk 10 metres (with or without a walking aid). The intervention involves an exercise program which requires no extra time during the day.

Find out more about the study

 

A comparative open label study comparing the efficacy of structured physiotherapy vs non-structured physiotherapy in reducing post-stroke spasticity-related shoulder pain in patients treated with botulinum toxin A

Shoulder pain is a very common and troublesome complication after stroke. One of the factors most frequently associated with shoulder pain is spasticity. This focal spasticity (muscle tightness or stiffness) can also lead to restricted use of the arm, interfering with activities of daily living. The primary purpose of this study is to better understand whether botulinum toxin and physiotherapy can be used as a treatment for muscle stiffness and tightness in the shoulder after stroke in patients who have shoulder pain.

Find out more about the study

 

Improving arm function after stroke using task-specific training

Many people who experience a stroke have difficulty moving their arm and hand, and research has shown that people can still have non-functional arms at 6 months after stroke. Our researchers are conducting a multi-centre, randomised controlled trial to test whether a programme of specific training exercises is more effective than usual care. We are seeking people with stroke who have difficulty using their arm and/or hand to take part in this study. The study will involve assessments of arm and hand function before and after a 6 week period, with a follow-up assessment after 6 months.

Find out more about the study

 

Disclaimer
Please note the following disclaimer applies to all research projects listed on this page:

The National Stroke Foundation recognises the value of all levels of research and the welfare and experiences of those affected. The National Stroke Foundation is not responsible for, and does not endorse, any research project, opportunity, or other type of project listed. Reasonable attempts have been made to ensure projects listed have appropriate approval from a recognised body. Participants are responsible for satisfying themselves that appropriate approval procedures have been met before taking part.  Participants are advised to read the participant information sheet that the researcher will provide to you. If you do agree to participate and/or you have any concerns regarding the project, these should be directed to the researcher or other contacts on the participant information sheet.

There are currently no research projects listed for the Northern Territory. Please check the National tab for projects recruiting Australia-wide.

 

Disclaimer
Please note the following disclaimer applies to all research projects listed on this page:

The National Stroke Foundation recognises the value of all levels of research and the welfare and experiences of those affected. The National Stroke Foundation is not responsible for, and does not endorse, any research project, opportunity, or other type of project listed. Reasonable attempts have been made to ensure projects listed have appropriate approval from a recognised body. Participants are responsible for satisfying themselves that appropriate approval procedures have been met before taking part.  Participants are advised to read the participant information sheet that the researcher will provide to you. If you do agree to participate and/or you have any concerns regarding the project, these should be directed to the researcher or other contacts on the participant information sheet.

There are currently no research projects listed for the Northern Territory. Please check the National tab for projects recruiting Australia-wide.

 

Disclaimer
Please note the following disclaimer applies to all research projects listed on this page:

The National Stroke Foundation recognises the value of all levels of research and the welfare and experiences of those affected. The National Stroke Foundation is not responsible for, and does not endorse, any research project, opportunity, or other type of project listed. Reasonable attempts have been made to ensure projects listed have appropriate approval from a recognised body. Participants are responsible for satisfying themselves that appropriate approval procedures have been met before taking part.  Participants are advised to read the participant information sheet that the researcher will provide to you. If you do agree to participate and/or you have any concerns regarding the project, these should be directed to the researcher or other contacts on the participant information sheet.

The impact of negative illness perceptions on engagement in community rehabilitation activities in the chronic stroke population

Illness perceptions refer to a person's understanding, and beliefs regarding their condition and treatment. The research team are looking for people who have had a stroke over six months ago and live in the community to join the study. Suitable participants will be required to come to ACU health clinics for about 30 minutes to complete a short survey and two brief questionnaires to complete the screening process. They will then be provided an activity log in which they will be asked to record their exercise or rehabilitation activities on a daily basis, over a four-week period.

Find out more about the study

 

Disclaimer
Please note the following disclaimer applies to all research projects listed on this page:

The Stroke Foundation recognises the value of all levels of research and the welfare and experiences of those affected. The Stroke Foundation is not responsible for, and does not endorse, any research project, opportunity, or other type of project listed. Reasonable attempts have been made to ensure projects listed have appropriate approval from a recognised body. Participants are responsible for satisfying themselves that appropriate approval procedures have been met before taking part.  Participants are advised to read the participant information sheet that the researcher will provide to you. If you do agree to participate and/or you have any concerns regarding the project, these should be directed to the researcher or other contacts on the participant information sheet.

The impact of negative illness perceptions on engagement in community rehabilitation activities in the chronic stroke population

Illness perceptions refer to a person's understanding, and beliefs regarding their condition and treatment. The research team are looking for people who have had a stroke over six months ago and live in the community to join the study. Suitable participants will be required to come to ACU health clinics for about 30 minutes to complete a short survey and two brief questionnaires to complete the screening process. They will then be provided an activity log in which they will be asked to record their exercise or rehabilitation activities on a daily basis, over a four-week period.

Find out more about the study

 

Disclaimer
Please note the following disclaimer applies to all research projects listed on this page:

The Stroke Foundation recognises the value of all levels of research and the welfare and experiences of those affected. The Stroke Foundation is not responsible for, and does not endorse, any research project, opportunity, or other type of project listed. Reasonable attempts have been made to ensure projects listed have appropriate approval from a recognised body. Participants are responsible for satisfying themselves that appropriate approval procedures have been met before taking part.  Participants are advised to read the participant information sheet that the researcher will provide to you. If you do agree to participate and/or you have any concerns regarding the project, these should be directed to the researcher or other contacts on the participant information sheet.

MIDAS 2: Modafinil In Debilitating Fatigue After Stroke 2

This study is recruiting community-dwelling stroke survivors who are experiencing persistent and non-resolving fatigue 3 or more months after their stroke, to test whether modafinil significantly improves participant quality of life compared to placebo. Participants will be randomised to either modafinil (200 mg daily) or an identical placebo for 56 days.

Find out more about the study

 

Evaluating a promising treatment for post-stroke depression

Around 50% of people who survive stroke experience post-stroke depression. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a safe and promising treatment that increases brain activity with electromagnetic pulses and can improve depression. This study aims to optimise rTMS therapy by identifying stroke characteristics that could be enable greater clinical benefit. People who are experiencing depression after stroke are encouraged to contact the research team. After being screened for safety, participants will have an MRI scan followed by 10 rTMS treatment sessions over two weeks.

Find out more about the study

 

Can restorative brain-computer interfaces improve hand motor functions after a stroke?

This study is investigating whether neurofeedback training can improve hand movement after stroke. Participation involves attending 20 sessions at the University of Adelaide, during which participants imagine they extend their fingers and receive actual finger extension via a bionic hand involved with their fingers. People who have had a stroke at least 6 months ago, are able to understand auditory commands presented in English, and are independently mobile are invited to take part.

Find out more about the study

 

Investigation and development of a regional stroke coordinator role for South Australia

A qualitative descriptive exploratory study is being undertaken aiming to identify and explore gaps and opportunities that occur in the management of stroke in South Australian regional and rural healthcare sites. The study hopes to utilise the information generated to define the scope of a new but, sustainable, nursing coordinator role that is appropriate for the South Australian rural and/or remote healthcare setting.

Find out more about the study

 

Network of sites and 'up-skilled' therapists to deliver best-practice stroke rehabilitation of the upper limb

We are recruiting people with stroke who would like to participate in a therapy program that focuses on touch sensation and use of the hand. Potential participants should be adults (over 18 years of age) who have had a stroke and have altered feeling in their hand. Participants in the study will be asked to attend assessment and therapy appointments 14 times over a period of six months.

Find out more about the study

Disclaimer
Please note the following disclaimer applies to all research projects listed on this page:

The National Stroke Foundation recognises the value of all levels of research and the welfare and experiences of those affected. The National Stroke Foundation is not responsible for, and does not endorse, any research project, opportunity, or other type of project listed. Reasonable attempts have been made to ensure projects listed have appropriate approval from a recognised body. Participants are responsible for satisfying themselves that appropriate approval procedures have been met before taking part.  Participants are advised to read the participant information sheet that the researcher will provide to you. If you do agree to participate and/or you have any concerns regarding the project, these should be directed to the researcher or other contacts on the participant information sheet.

MIDAS 2: Modafinil In Debilitating Fatigue After Stroke 2

This study is recruiting community-dwelling stroke survivors who are experiencing persistent and non-resolving fatigue 3 or more months after their stroke, to test whether modafinil significantly improves participant quality of life compared to placebo. Participants will be randomised to either modafinil (200 mg daily) or an identical placebo for 56 days.

Find out more about the study

 

Evaluating a promising treatment for post-stroke depression

Around 50% of people who survive stroke experience post-stroke depression. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a safe and promising treatment that increases brain activity with electromagnetic pulses and can improve depression. This study aims to optimise rTMS therapy by identifying stroke characteristics that could be enable greater clinical benefit. People who are experiencing depression after stroke are encouraged to contact the research team. After being screened for safety, participants will have an MRI scan followed by 10 rTMS treatment sessions over two weeks.

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Can restorative brain-computer interfaces improve hand motor functions after a stroke?

This study is investigating whether neurofeedback training can improve hand movement after stroke. Participation involves attending 20 sessions at the University of Adelaide, during which participants imagine they extend their fingers and receive actual finger extension via a bionic hand involved with their fingers. People who have had a stroke at least 6 months ago, are able to understand auditory commands presented in English, and are independently mobile are invited to take part.

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Investigation and development of a regional stroke coordinator role for South Australia

A qualitative descriptive exploratory study is being undertaken aiming to identify and explore gaps and opportunities that occur in the management of stroke in South Australian regional and rural healthcare sites. The study hopes to utilise the information generated to define the scope of a new but, sustainable, nursing coordinator role that is appropriate for the South Australian rural and/or remote healthcare setting.

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Network of sites and 'up-skilled' therapists to deliver best-practice stroke rehabilitation of the upper limb

We are recruiting people with stroke who would like to participate in a therapy program that focuses on touch sensation and use of the hand. Potential participants should be adults (over 18 years of age) who have had a stroke and have altered feeling in their hand. Participants in the study will be asked to attend assessment and therapy appointments 14 times over a period of six months.

Find out more about the study

Disclaimer
Please note the following disclaimer applies to all research projects listed on this page:

The National Stroke Foundation recognises the value of all levels of research and the welfare and experiences of those affected. The National Stroke Foundation is not responsible for, and does not endorse, any research project, opportunity, or other type of project listed. Reasonable attempts have been made to ensure projects listed have appropriate approval from a recognised body. Participants are responsible for satisfying themselves that appropriate approval procedures have been met before taking part.  Participants are advised to read the participant information sheet that the researcher will provide to you. If you do agree to participate and/or you have any concerns regarding the project, these should be directed to the researcher or other contacts on the participant information sheet.

There are currently no research projects listed for Tasmania. Please check the National tab for projects recruiting Australia-wide.

 

Disclaimer
Please note the following disclaimer applies to all research projects listed on this page:

The National Stroke Foundation recognises the value of all levels of research and the welfare and experiences of those affected. The National Stroke Foundation is not responsible for, and does not endorse, any research project, opportunity, or other type of project listed. Reasonable attempts have been made to ensure projects listed have appropriate approval from a recognised body. Participants are responsible for satisfying themselves that appropriate approval procedures have been met before taking part.  Participants are advised to read the participant information sheet that the researcher will provide to you. If you do agree to participate and/or you have any concerns regarding the project, these should be directed to the researcher or other contacts on the participant information sheet.

There are currently no research projects listed for Tasmania. Please check the National tab for projects recruiting Australia-wide.

 

Disclaimer
Please note the following disclaimer applies to all research projects listed on this page:

The National Stroke Foundation recognises the value of all levels of research and the welfare and experiences of those affected. The National Stroke Foundation is not responsible for, and does not endorse, any research project, opportunity, or other type of project listed. Reasonable attempts have been made to ensure projects listed have appropriate approval from a recognised body. Participants are responsible for satisfying themselves that appropriate approval procedures have been met before taking part.  Participants are advised to read the participant information sheet that the researcher will provide to you. If you do agree to participate and/or you have any concerns regarding the project, these should be directed to the researcher or other contacts on the participant information sheet.

MIDAS 2: Modafinil In Debilitating Fatigue After Stroke 2

This study is recruiting community-dwelling stroke survivors who are experiencing persistent and non-resolving fatigue 3 or more months after their stroke, to test whether modafinil significantly improves participant quality of life compared to placebo. Participants will be randomised to either modafinil (200 mg daily) or an identical placebo for 56 days.

Find out more about the study

 

Perispinal Etanercept to improve Stroke Outcomes (PESTO) clinical trial

Funded by the Federal Government through the Medical Research Future Fund, Australia’s first multi-centred international clinical trial of perispinal etanercept in chronic stroke is actively recruiting participants. This trial seeks to determine if perispinal etanercept improves quality of life in working age survivors of stroke with a moderate to severe disability, and if repeated treatments lead to more improvement compared to one treatment. Australian sites are located in Melbourne, Victoria. We understand that interstate travel is particularly challenging at the moment, and we take the time to ensure that anyone who is interested and eligible makes an informed decision about participating.

Find out more about the study

 

ADaPT: Aphasia, Depression, and Psychological Treatment

This study aims to investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of a modified psychological therapy for reducing depressive symptoms in individuals with aphasia secondary to stroke. The research team are seeking interest from adults living in Melbourne who have acquired aphasia following stroke and have experienced low mood. Research participants will take part in a 10-week intervention programme delivered by a qualified clinical neuropsychologist, at no financial cost.

Find out more about the study

 

Network of sites and 'up-skilled' therapists to deliver best-practice stroke rehabilitation of the upper limb

We are recruiting people with stroke who would like to participate in a therapy program that focuses on touch sensation and use of the hand. Potential participants should be adults (over 18 years of age) who have had a stroke and have altered feeling in their hand. Participants in the study will be asked to attend assessment and therapy appointments 14 times over a period of six months.

Find out more about the study

 

Hemispatial neglect, EEG correlates and the effect of blue wavelength light on spatial inattention

Those who survive a stroke often have difficulties paying attention to the world around them. While some people might get distracted a little more easily, others might seem to ignore the left-hand side of the world, for example only eat the food on the right-hand side of their plate. This is known as spatial neglect. To help us understand why this affects some people, we are looking for people who have experienced a stroke to complete a phone interview, and attend 1-2 sessions at  Monash University in Clayton for an EEG - a bit like a swimming cap that measures your brain activity.

Find out more about the study

 

Improving arm function after stroke using task-specific training

Many people who experience a stroke have difficulty moving their arm and hand, and research has shown that people can still have non-functional arms at 6 months after stroke. Our researchers are conducting a multi-centre, randomised controlled trial to test whether a programme of specific training exercises is more effective than usual care. We are seeking people with stroke who have difficulty using their arm and/or hand to take part in this study. The study will involve assessments of arm and hand function before and after a 6 week period, with a follow-up assessment after 6 months.

Find out more about the study

 

Improving wellbeing after acquired brain injury with a group program to enhance participation in valued activities

Have you had a stroke or acquired brain injury (ABI) that has affected how you think and feel? Are you interested in learning ways to deal with these changes so you can do more of the things you value in life? Difficulties with memory and other thinking skills, along with changes in mood, can affect the capacity to do things that are meaningful and valued, such as work, leisure and social activities. VaLiANT is an 8-week group program located at La Trobe University in Bundoora (VIC), or run via telehealth (Zoom videoconferencing) during periods of Covid-related restrictions. Adults (aged 18 years or over) who have had a stroke at least 3 months ago can participate. The program is designed to increase your participation in activities that you value while helping you learn strategies for dealing with changes in thinking and mood. You are invited to participate in our research investigating the impact of participating in the group on the lives of people with ABI.

Find out more about the study

 

Disclaimer
Please note the following disclaimer applies to all research projects listed on this page:

The National Stroke Foundation recognises the value of all levels of research and the welfare and experiences of those affected. The National Stroke Foundation is not responsible for, and does not endorse, any research project, opportunity, or other type of project listed. Reasonable attempts have been made to ensure projects listed have appropriate approval from a recognised body. Participants are responsible for satisfying themselves that appropriate approval procedures have been met before taking part.  Participants are advised to read the participant information sheet that the researcher will provide to you. If you do agree to participate and/or you have any concerns regarding the project, these should be directed to the researcher or other contacts on the participant information sheet.

MIDAS 2: Modafinil In Debilitating Fatigue After Stroke 2

This study is recruiting community-dwelling stroke survivors who are experiencing persistent and non-resolving fatigue 3 or more months after their stroke, to test whether modafinil significantly improves participant quality of life compared to placebo. Participants will be randomised to either modafinil (200 mg daily) or an identical placebo for 56 days.

Find out more about the study

 

Perispinal Etanercept to improve Stroke Outcomes (PESTO) clinical trial

Funded by the Federal Government through the Medical Research Future Fund, Australia’s first multi-centred international clinical trial of perispinal etanercept in chronic stroke is actively recruiting participants. This trial seeks to determine if perispinal etanercept improves quality of life in working age survivors of stroke with a moderate to severe disability, and if repeated treatments lead to more improvement compared to one treatment. Australian sites are located in Melbourne, Victoria. We understand that interstate travel is particularly challenging at the moment, and we take the time to ensure that anyone who is interested and eligible makes an informed decision about participating.

Find out more about the study

 

ADaPT: Aphasia, Depression, and Psychological Treatment

This study aims to investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of a modified psychological therapy for reducing depressive symptoms in individuals with aphasia secondary to stroke. The research team are seeking interest from adults living in Melbourne who have acquired aphasia following stroke and have experienced low mood. Research participants will take part in a 10-week intervention programme delivered by a qualified clinical neuropsychologist, at no financial cost.

Find out more about the study

 

Network of sites and 'up-skilled' therapists to deliver best-practice stroke rehabilitation of the upper limb

We are recruiting people with stroke who would like to participate in a therapy program that focuses on touch sensation and use of the hand. Potential participants should be adults (over 18 years of age) who have had a stroke and have altered feeling in their hand. Participants in the study will be asked to attend assessment and therapy appointments 14 times over a period of six months.

Find out more about the study

 

Hemispatial neglect, EEG correlates and the effect of blue wavelength light on spatial inattention

Those who survive a stroke often have difficulties paying attention to the world around them. While some people might get distracted a little more easily, others might seem to ignore the left-hand side of the world, for example only eat the food on the right-hand side of their plate. This is known as spatial neglect. To help us understand why this affects some people, we are looking for people who have experienced a stroke to complete a phone interview, and attend 1-2 sessions at  Monash University in Clayton for an EEG - a bit like a swimming cap that measures your brain activity.

Find out more about the study

 

Improving arm function after stroke using task-specific training

Many people who experience a stroke have difficulty moving their arm and hand, and research has shown that people can still have non-functional arms at 6 months after stroke. Our researchers are conducting a multi-centre, randomised controlled trial to test whether a programme of specific training exercises is more effective than usual care. We are seeking people with stroke who have difficulty using their arm and/or hand to take part in this study. The study will involve assessments of arm and hand function before and after a 6 week period, with a follow-up assessment after 6 months.

Find out more about the study

 

Improving wellbeing after acquired brain injury with a group program to enhance participation in valued activities

Have you had a stroke or acquired brain injury (ABI) that has affected how you think and feel? Are you interested in learning ways to deal with these changes so you can do more of the things you value in life? Difficulties with memory and other thinking skills, along with changes in mood, can affect the capacity to do things that are meaningful and valued, such as work, leisure and social activities. VaLiANT is an 8-week group program located at La Trobe University in Bundoora (VIC), or run via telehealth (Zoom videoconferencing) during periods of Covid-related restrictions. Adults (aged 18 years or over) who have had a stroke at least 3 months ago can participate. The program is designed to increase your participation in activities that you value while helping you learn strategies for dealing with changes in thinking and mood. You are invited to participate in our research investigating the impact of participating in the group on the lives of people with ABI.

Find out more about the study

 

Disclaimer
Please note the following disclaimer applies to all research projects listed on this page:

The National Stroke Foundation recognises the value of all levels of research and the welfare and experiences of those affected. The National Stroke Foundation is not responsible for, and does not endorse, any research project, opportunity, or other type of project listed. Reasonable attempts have been made to ensure projects listed have appropriate approval from a recognised body. Participants are responsible for satisfying themselves that appropriate approval procedures have been met before taking part.  Participants are advised to read the participant information sheet that the researcher will provide to you. If you do agree to participate and/or you have any concerns regarding the project, these should be directed to the researcher or other contacts on the participant information sheet.

Occupational therapists’ perspectives on the barriers and enablers to providing stroke rehabilitation in rural and metropolitan contexts, within Western Australia

Occupational therapists delivering stroke rehabilitation in acute or subacute settings are invited to complete a 20 minute survey. There is the option to participate in a phone or online interview following completion of the survey.

Find out more about the study

 

MIDAS 2: Modafinil In Debilitating Fatigue After Stroke 2

This study is recruiting community-dwelling stroke survivors who are experiencing persistent and non-resolving fatigue 3 or more months after their stroke, to test whether modafinil significantly improves participant quality of life compared to placebo. Participants will be randomised to either modafinil (200 mg daily) or an identical placebo for 56 days.

Find out more about the study

 

The relationship between thinking skills and daily functioning in adults with brain injuries

The University of Western Australia is researching how thinking skills following a brain injury like stroke affect how well people can do things such as work or hobbies. Participants will need to attend the University of Western Australia in Perth to have an assessment and complete questionnaires and tests, and attend a follow-up in three months’ time. Case managers or partners will also be invited to participate. A report about how participants went can be provided on request.

Find out more about the study

 

Disclaimer
Please note the following disclaimer applies to all research projects listed on this page:

The National Stroke Foundation recognises the value of all levels of research and the welfare and experiences of those affected. The National Stroke Foundation is not responsible for, and does not endorse, any research project, opportunity, or other type of project listed. Reasonable attempts have been made to ensure projects listed have appropriate approval from a recognised body. Participants are responsible for satisfying themselves that appropriate approval procedures have been met before taking part.  Participants are advised to read the participant information sheet that the researcher will provide to you. If you do agree to participate and/or you have any concerns regarding the project, these should be directed to the researcher or other contacts on the participant information sheet.

Occupational therapists’ perspectives on the barriers and enablers to providing stroke rehabilitation in rural and metropolitan contexts, within Western Australia

Occupational therapists delivering stroke rehabilitation in acute or subacute settings are invited to complete a 20 minute survey. There is the option to participate in a phone or online interview following completion of the survey.

Find out more about the study

 

MIDAS 2: Modafinil In Debilitating Fatigue After Stroke 2

This study is recruiting community-dwelling stroke survivors who are experiencing persistent and non-resolving fatigue 3 or more months after their stroke, to test whether modafinil significantly improves participant quality of life compared to placebo. Participants will be randomised to either modafinil (200 mg daily) or an identical placebo for 56 days.

Find out more about the study

 

The relationship between thinking skills and daily functioning in adults with brain injuries

The University of Western Australia is researching how thinking skills following a brain injury like stroke affect how well people can do things such as work or hobbies. Participants will need to attend the University of Western Australia in Perth to have an assessment and complete questionnaires and tests, and attend a follow-up in three months’ time. Case managers or partners will also be invited to participate. A report about how participants went can be provided on request.

Find out more about the study

 

Disclaimer
Please note the following disclaimer applies to all research projects listed on this page:

The National Stroke Foundation recognises the value of all levels of research and the welfare and experiences of those affected. The National Stroke Foundation is not responsible for, and does not endorse, any research project, opportunity, or other type of project listed. Reasonable attempts have been made to ensure projects listed have appropriate approval from a recognised body. Participants are responsible for satisfying themselves that appropriate approval procedures have been met before taking part.  Participants are advised to read the participant information sheet that the researcher will provide to you. If you do agree to participate and/or you have any concerns regarding the project, these should be directed to the researcher or other contacts on the participant information sheet.