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When you get involved in research, you contribute to improving knowledge about stroke, stroke treatment and recovery. Getting involved in research may allow you to get access to emerging therapy you wouldn’t otherwise have opportunity to use. Involvement may also be part of your stroke recovery plan.

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Research projects seeking participants

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

Co-designing a health service model for the young stroke community

Young stroke survivors (aged 18 to 55 years) experience many needs that are not well catered for in current health systems. This project aims to develop a new service model, by building understanding about the needs of the young stroke community, their preferences for services to be provided in clinics, and the services and service gaps that exist currently. Stroke survivors and/or their carers are invited to complete an interview, either via internet videoconferencing, or face-to-face if the participant lives in Victoria.

Find out more about the study

The acceptability of brain stimulation: a discrete choice experiment

Non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) is a treatment where electric or magnetic current is applied to the surface of the head to stimulate the brain. This therapy has potential to assist people who have experienced stroke. While brain stimulation is not currently used in a clinical setting, it is the subject of much research and experimental work. The purpose of this online survey is to gain perspective of brain stimulation therapy from people who have experienced stroke.

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

Parenting after stroke

This research project aims to improve the quality of life for stroke survivors who are also parents. Participants would complete a written survey containing questions related to their experience managing the responsibilities of parenting after their stroke.

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

COMPARE – Constraint induced or multi-modal aphasia rehabilitation: an RCT of therapy for stroke related chronic aphasia

Following a stroke, some people find they have difficulty saying words and sentences. This language problem is called aphasia. This study aims to compare different treatments for people with problems talking after a stroke. We want to see if one treatment is better than the other, and to compare these treatments to usual speech pathology treatment.

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.

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

Co-designing a health service model for the young stroke community

Young stroke survivors (aged 18 to 55 years) experience many needs that are not well catered for in current health systems. This project aims to develop a new service model, by building understanding about the needs of the young stroke community, their preferences for services to be provided in clinics, and the services and service gaps that exist currently. Stroke survivors and/or their carers are invited to complete an interview, either via internet videoconferencing, or face-to-face if the participant lives in Victoria.

Find out more about the study

The acceptability of brain stimulation: a discrete choice experiment

Non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) is a treatment where electric or magnetic current is applied to the surface of the head to stimulate the brain. This therapy has potential to assist people who have experienced stroke. While brain stimulation is not currently used in a clinical setting, it is the subject of much research and experimental work. The purpose of this online survey is to gain perspective of brain stimulation therapy from people who have experienced stroke.

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

Parenting after stroke

This research project aims to improve the quality of life for stroke survivors who are also parents. Participants would complete a written survey containing questions related to their experience managing the responsibilities of parenting after their stroke.

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

COMPARE – Constraint induced or multi-modal aphasia rehabilitation: an RCT of therapy for stroke related chronic aphasia

Following a stroke, some people find they have difficulty saying words and sentences. This language problem is called aphasia. This study aims to compare different treatments for people with problems talking after a stroke. We want to see if one treatment is better than the other, and to compare these treatments to usual speech pathology treatment.

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

Text messaging to prevent depression and promote a healthy lifestyle after stroke

The aim of this study is to develop and test the delivery of text messages designed to provide advice, information and support for people who have had a stroke. Participants will be asked to join a panel to discuss the broad study design and identify message topics important in recovery and well-being after stroke, and to draft and evaluate messages.

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

Text messaging to prevent depression and promote a healthy lifestyle after stroke

The aim of this study is to develop and test the delivery of text messages designed to provide advice, information and support for people who have had a stroke. Participants will be asked to join a panel to discuss the broad study design and identify message topics important in recovery and well-being after stroke, and to draft and evaluate messages.

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.

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

Text messaging to prevent depression and promote a healthy lifestyle after stroke

The aim of this study is to develop and test the delivery of text messages designed to provide advice, information and support for people who have had a stroke. Participants will be asked to join a panel to discuss the broad study design and identify message topics important in recovery and well-being after stroke, and to draft and evaluate messages.

Find out more about the study

Quantifying upper limb motor impairment in people with stroke

Researchers are investigating how easily people can use their upper limb following a stroke. This study involves 13 quick and simple clinical tests of upper limb function including measures of muscle strength, reaction time, skin sensation and hand dexterity. All of the tests are portable and will take place either at Neuroscience Research Australia in Sydney or a participant’s place of residence, if that is preferred.

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

Visual rehabilitation of stroke survivors: improving the referral pathway and access to care

This study aims to determine the details of screening, management and referral for visual impairments in stroke survivors. In doing so we hope to identify any barriers to the appropriate detection of vision impairment in stroke survivors, any gaps in the referral process and potential unmet care needs and their contributors. Participants must be over 18 years old, based in NSW, have had a stroke within the last 10 years but not within the last 3 months, and some form of visual complication. Participants will be asked to complete a short survey, with the choice of an additional phone interview.

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.

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

Text messaging to prevent depression and promote a healthy lifestyle after stroke

The aim of this study is to develop and test the delivery of text messages designed to provide advice, information and support for people who have had a stroke. Participants will be asked to join a panel to discuss the broad study design and identify message topics important in recovery and well-being after stroke, and to draft and evaluate messages.

Find out more about the study

Quantifying upper limb motor impairment in people with stroke

Researchers are investigating how easily people can use their upper limb following a stroke. This study involves 13 quick and simple clinical tests of upper limb function including measures of muscle strength, reaction time, skin sensation and hand dexterity. All of the tests are portable and will take place either at Neuroscience Research Australia in Sydney or a participant’s place of residence, if that is preferred.

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

Visual rehabilitation of stroke survivors: improving the referral pathway and access to care

This study aims to determine the details of screening, management and referral for visual impairments in stroke survivors. In doing so we hope to identify any barriers to the appropriate detection of vision impairment in stroke survivors, any gaps in the referral process and potential unmet care needs and their contributors. Participants must be over 18 years old, based in NSW, have had a stroke within the last 10 years but not within the last 3 months, and some form of visual complication. Participants will be asked to complete a short survey, with the choice of an additional phone interview.

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.

Prognosis delivery in aphasia: Experiences and preferences of people living with sub-acute aphasia

A sub-study of the 'Predicting and Promoting Aphasia Recovery' (PAPAR) project. This study looks at language impairment (aphasia) after stroke. "Will I get better" is often asked by individuals and families. This study aims to determine the best way to provide information about recovery in response to this question. Researchers want to interview people with aphasia and their significant others to know their experiences of finding out how much better aphasia will get. They want to know how people with aphasia and their significant others would prefer to receive information about how much better aphasia will get.

Find out more about the study

How much energy do stroke survivors use to walk at different speeds, and can we measure it accurately with devices?

This study aims to measure intensity of activity after stroke using accelerometers and cadence. Interested participants will attend a one-off 2 hour assessment with a physiotherapist at the University of Queensland, during which you will walk at 8 different speeds, while wearing lightweight devices (e.g. Fitbits, Garmin sports watches) and a device that which will measure how much energy your body is using (metabolic cart).

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.

Prognosis delivery in aphasia: Experiences and preferences of people living with sub-acute aphasia

A sub-study of the 'Predicting and Promoting Aphasia Recovery' (PAPAR) project. This study looks at language impairment (aphasia) after stroke. "Will I get better" is often asked by individuals and families. This study aims to determine the best way to provide information about recovery in response to this question. Researchers want to interview people with aphasia and their significant others to know their experiences of finding out how much better aphasia will get. They want to know how people with aphasia and their significant others would prefer to receive information about how much better aphasia will get.

Find out more about the study

How much energy do stroke survivors use to walk at different speeds, and can we measure it accurately with devices?

This study aims to measure intensity of activity after stroke using accelerometers and cadence. Interested participants will attend a one-off 2 hour assessment with a physiotherapist at the University of Queensland, during which you will walk at 8 different speeds, while wearing lightweight devices (e.g. Fitbits, Garmin sports watches) and a device that which will measure how much energy your body is using (metabolic cart).

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.

There are currently no research projects listed for South Australia. 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 South Australia. 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.

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.

The Me too Switcheroo of ACE inhibitors: Patient views of therapeutic interchange of ACE inhibitors in the Australian primary care context

Taking blood pressure medication or know someone who does? University of Melbourne researchers are looking for people on ACE inhibitors (medications ending in ‘pril’ or brand names such as Coversyl, Tritace, or Renitec) to take part in a 20–30 minute phone interview about the way your GP prescribes blood pressure medication.

Find out more about the study

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

Outcomes after a stroke may be helped by cognitive reserve – the idea that the more active your brain is over your life, the more you're able to resist the devastating effects of stroke. Attention to space and objects around you is one area that can be impacted by stroke, and a function that may be better preserved with more involvement in education, work and leisure activities over the lifetime. We are looking for people who have experienced a stroke to attend three sessions that would involve an interview about your life, a range of pen and paper tasks, and two electroencephalograms (EEGs).

Find out more about the study

Can real-time biofeedback of foot clearance data assist with gait rehabilitation following stroke?

This study is looking at whether training people who have had a stroke to walk on a treadmill (with or without visual feedback on how the leg is moving) can improve their foot clearance while walking to reduce tripping. The trial would involve participant attendance at an assessment site (Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital or Victoria University – Footscray) on 15 occasions, either for an assessment or training session.

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) for adults who have had a stroke at least 3 months ago. It is designed to increase your participation in activities that you value while helping you learn strategies for dealing with changes in thinking and mood.

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Re-imagining Stroke Environments with Virtual Reality (RiSE-VR)

Researchers from The Florey Institute and Swinburne University are exploring the responses of stroke survivors to a novel patient room design immersive virtual reality experience (VR). There is limited scientific knowledge informing the design of hospital environments for people who have had a stroke. Participation involves completing 2 VR sessions lasting 60 minutes each, and answering some questionnaires. You are eligible for this study if you have had a stroke and are discharged from hospital at least 1 month.

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.

The Me too Switcheroo of ACE inhibitors: Patient views of therapeutic interchange of ACE inhibitors in the Australian primary care context

Taking blood pressure medication or know someone who does? University of Melbourne researchers are looking for people on ACE inhibitors (medications ending in ‘pril’ or brand names such as Coversyl, Tritace, or Renitec) to take part in a 20–30 minute phone interview about the way your GP prescribes blood pressure medication.

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

Outcomes after a stroke may be helped by cognitive reserve – the idea that the more active your brain is over your life, the more you're able to resist the devastating effects of stroke. Attention to space and objects around you is one area that can be impacted by stroke, and a function that may be better preserved with more involvement in education, work and leisure activities over the lifetime. We are looking for people who have experienced a stroke to attend three sessions that would involve an interview about your life, a range of pen and paper tasks, and two electroencephalograms (EEGs).

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Can real-time biofeedback of foot clearance data assist with gait rehabilitation following stroke?

This study is looking at whether training people who have had a stroke to walk on a treadmill (with or without visual feedback on how the leg is moving) can improve their foot clearance while walking to reduce tripping. The trial would involve participant attendance at an assessment site (Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital or Victoria University – Footscray) on 15 occasions, either for an assessment or training session.

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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.

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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) for adults who have had a stroke at least 3 months ago. It is designed to increase your participation in activities that you value while helping you learn strategies for dealing with changes in thinking and mood.

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Re-imagining Stroke Environments with Virtual Reality (RiSE-VR)

Researchers from The Florey Institute and Swinburne University are exploring the responses of stroke survivors to a novel patient room design immersive virtual reality experience (VR). There is limited scientific knowledge informing the design of hospital environments for people who have had a stroke. Participation involves completing 2 VR sessions lasting 60 minutes each, and answering some questionnaires. You are eligible for this study if you have had a stroke and are discharged from hospital at least 1 month.

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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.

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Contralateral effects of eccentric resistance training on muscle function of impaired arm of stroke patients

This study aims to improve recovery of your affected arm by training with your unaffected arm after stroke. If you participate in this study you will receive training twice a week for 8 weeks to strengthen your arm's movements.

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Strengthening connections in the motor cortex to improve motor function following stroke

Murdoch University is investigating connections between motor areas of the brain and how the strength of these connections is related to balance and walking abilities. Participants will be asked to complete questionnaires to assess suitability to receive non-invasive brain stimulation (transcranial magnetic stimulation), a cognitive assessment, a movement assessment, and several motor tasks (e.g. walking 10 m, stepping on-and-off a small step).

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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.

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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

Contralateral effects of eccentric resistance training on muscle function of impaired arm of stroke patients

This study aims to improve recovery of your affected arm by training with your unaffected arm after stroke. If you participate in this study you will receive training twice a week for 8 weeks to strengthen your arm's movements.

Find out more about the study

Strengthening connections in the motor cortex to improve motor function following stroke

Murdoch University is investigating connections between motor areas of the brain and how the strength of these connections is related to balance and walking abilities. Participants will be asked to complete questionnaires to assess suitability to receive non-invasive brain stimulation (transcranial magnetic stimulation), a cognitive assessment, a movement assessment, and several motor tasks (e.g. walking 10 m, stepping on-and-off a small step).

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.