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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.

If you are a researcher and would like to use this site to promote a project, please visit our request for research participant policy page for more information.

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

This research is exploring the perceptions of GPs, exercise physiologists (EPs) and patients in order to aid better understanding of how to improve the referral pathways between GPs and EPs for improved patient health outcomes. Participants will complete an online questionnaire about their knowledge, beliefs, behaviour and recommendations in relation to physical activity.

Find out more about the study

A voxel-based analysis of the ischaemic penumbra – relating neuroanatomical location to clinical outcome

The aim of the study is to increase understanding of ischaemic stroke using brain imaging. Researchers want to develop a predictive tool to help aid decision-making and discuss clinical outcomes with patients and families. The researcher leading this study would like to discuss the research idea with stroke survivors to help with design of the predictive model. Approximately 15 minutes would be needed to discuss the study at your convenience via phone.

Find out more about the study

Canvassing the experience of Australian patients and families affected by general stroke and/or CADASIL regarding post-stroke care: a qualitative study

A team of clinicians, academics and patient advocates are looking at ways to help support people affected by CADASIL, especially around the care received following a stroke. You can participate in either an online survey of people who have had a stroke or a CADASIL-related stroke, or an individual interview of people who have had a CADASIL-related stroke or have cared for someone who has.

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

Robotic-assisted game-based rehabilitation for upper limb function in people with chronic stroke: a feasibility study

This study aims to identify the potential barriers and facilitators to the use of game-based robotics in upper limb rehabilitation. Researchers will explore the opinions and views of people who had a stroke, their therapists and their carer or family about the use of robots in rehabilitation. Therapists worldwide are welcome to answer an online survey.

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 research is exploring the perceptions of GPs, exercise physiologists (EPs) and patients in order to aid better understanding of how to improve the referral pathways between GPs and EPs for improved patient health outcomes. Participants will complete an online questionnaire about their knowledge, beliefs, behaviour and recommendations in relation to physical activity.

Find out more about the study

A voxel-based analysis of the ischaemic penumbra – relating neuroanatomical location to clinical outcome

The aim of the study is to increase understanding of ischaemic stroke using brain imaging. Researchers want to develop a predictive tool to help aid decision-making and discuss clinical outcomes with patients and families. The researcher leading this study would like to discuss the research idea with stroke survivors to help with design of the predictive model. Approximately 15 minutes would be needed to discuss the study at your convenience via phone.

Find out more about the study

Canvassing the experience of Australian patients and families affected by general stroke and/or CADASIL regarding post-stroke care: a qualitative study

A team of clinicians, academics and patient advocates are looking at ways to help support people affected by CADASIL, especially around the care received following a stroke. You can participate in either an online survey of people who have had a stroke or a CADASIL-related stroke, or an individual interview of people who have had a CADASIL-related stroke or have cared for someone who has.

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

Robotic-assisted game-based rehabilitation for upper limb function in people with chronic stroke: a feasibility study

This study aims to identify the potential barriers and facilitators to the use of game-based robotics in upper limb rehabilitation. Researchers will explore the opinions and views of people who had a stroke, their therapists and their carer or family about the use of robots in rehabilitation. Therapists worldwide are welcome to answer an online survey.

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 65 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 65 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 Sydney or Canberra who have had a stroke in the last 5 years, are aged over 65 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

Robotic-assisted game-based rehabilitation for upper limb function in people with chronic stroke: a feasibility study

This study aims to identify the potential barriers and facilitators to the use of game-based robotics in upper limb rehabilitation. Researchers will explore the opinions and views of people who had a stroke, their therapists and their carer or family about the use of robots in rehabilitation. The study will take place at University Technology Sydney Moore Park Campus.

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

Muscle and tendon properties in stroke

Researchers at Neuroscience Research Australia are seeking volunteers to participate in a study that investigates causes of muscle contracture (stiffening of muscles) after stroke. People are eligible to participate in the study if they have had a stroke and have an ankle that has become stiffer since the stroke. Participants will have an ultrasound scan and an MRI scan at NeuRA (at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, NSW).

Find out more about the study

CLEAR Outcomes study: For people with, or at high risk for, cardiovascular disease who are statin intolerant

This study is testing if an investigational medication reduces the risk of major cardiovascular events in participants with, or at high risk for, cardiovascular disease. The study will also look at how the medication may affect cholesterol levels and how safe it is. The study lasts for 2-5 years, involving both visits to our centre and phone calls. Visits will be frequent in the initial phases, moving on to 3 monthly as the study progresses. Participants need to be over 18, have, or be at high risk for, cardiovascular disease, and be unable to tolerate statins.

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 Sydney or Canberra who have had a stroke in the last 5 years, are aged over 65 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

Robotic-assisted game-based rehabilitation for upper limb function in people with chronic stroke: a feasibility study

This study aims to identify the potential barriers and facilitators to the use of game-based robotics in upper limb rehabilitation. Researchers will explore the opinions and views of people who had a stroke, their therapists and their carer or family about the use of robots in rehabilitation. The study will take place at University Technology Sydney Moore Park Campus.

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

Muscle and tendon properties in stroke

Researchers at Neuroscience Research Australia are seeking volunteers to participate in a study that investigates causes of muscle contracture (stiffening of muscles) after stroke. People are eligible to participate in the study if they have had a stroke and have an ankle that has become stiffer since the stroke. Participants will have an ultrasound scan and an MRI scan at NeuRA (at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, NSW).

Find out more about the study

CLEAR Outcomes study: For people with, or at high risk for, cardiovascular disease who are statin intolerant

This study is testing if an investigational medication reduces the risk of major cardiovascular events in participants with, or at high risk for, cardiovascular disease. The study will also look at how the medication may affect cholesterol levels and how safe it is. The study lasts for 2-5 years, involving both visits to our centre and phone calls. Visits will be frequent in the initial phases, moving on to 3 monthly as the study progresses. Participants need to be over 18, have, or be at high risk for, cardiovascular disease, and be unable to tolerate statins.

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

Perseverance with home-based upper limb rehabilitation: The perspectives of stroke survivors in Queensland

This project aims to explore stroke survivors’ views on keeping going with practice at home to drive recovery of their arm and hand. Participants in the study will be required to participate in either a group discussion or individual interview to discuss factors which have helped or hindered their ability to keep going with arm and hand practice at home. Group discussions will occur in Townsville, Cairns, Mount Isa and Brisbane. Individual interviews will be conducted in participant's homes or a place of their choosing, or via telephone or video conference.

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

Perseverance with home-based upper limb rehabilitation: The perspectives of stroke survivors in Queensland

This project aims to explore stroke survivors’ views on keeping going with practice at home to drive recovery of their arm and hand. Participants in the study will be required to participate in either a group discussion or individual interview to discuss factors which have helped or hindered their ability to keep going with arm and hand practice at home. Group discussions will occur in Townsville, Cairns, Mount Isa and Brisbane. Individual interviews will be conducted in participant's homes or a place of their choosing, or via telephone or video conference.

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.

Smart home support for stroke care

This study aims to determine the feasibility and acceptability of a smart home system designed to monitor risk factors and vitals of people with a history of stroke at home, to see if this could eventually help improve behavioural and lifestyle factors. Participation would comprise one focus group session between 20 to 25 November 2019 (duration 60–90 minutes), during which you would be introduced to a smart home solution and asked to give us your feedback.

Find out more about the study

The efficacy of a peer-led community aphasia group for living well with aphasia

Groups can help people with aphasia and family to live well. We want to research community aphasia groups. Participants will attend an aphasia group in the community for 2 hours once a week (for 12 weeks). This group will have a person with aphasia helping to lead.

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.

Find out more about the study

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

A comparison of teaching techniques to train the use of smartphone memory apps in stroke survivors

Smartphones can be very helpful tools for everyday activities that require memory. After a stroke, many people find it difficult to learn or remember how to use smartphones, which becomes a barrier for using them as a memory aid. Researchers from Monash University are comparing three training techniques to teach people how to use an app in their smartphone. Participation includes 4 sessions, which can be completed at the Monash Psychology Centre in Notting Hill, at the La Trobe Psychology Clinic in Bundoora, or at your home. If you live in Melbourne, have had a stroke, are currently experiencing memory difficulties, have a smartphone and would like to feel more confident using it, you are invited to participate in this study.

Find out more about the study

Brain machine interfaces

This study investigates how the brain controls movements and how loss of limb function due to paralysis or amputation may affect the brain’s activity when thinking about movement. This research could provide important information for developing better treatment options for limb function loss. Your brain activity will be measured using non-invasive machines that record electrical and magnetic activity produced by your brain.

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.

Smart home support for stroke care

This study aims to determine the feasibility and acceptability of a smart home system designed to monitor risk factors and vitals of people with a history of stroke at home, to see if this could eventually help improve behavioural and lifestyle factors. Participation would comprise one focus group session between 20 to 25 November 2019 (duration 60–90 minutes), during which you would be introduced to a smart home solution and asked to give us your feedback.

Find out more about the study

The efficacy of a peer-led community aphasia group for living well with aphasia

Groups can help people with aphasia and family to live well. We want to research community aphasia groups. Participants will attend an aphasia group in the community for 2 hours once a week (for 12 weeks). This group will have a person with aphasia helping to lead.

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.

Find out more about the study

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

A comparison of teaching techniques to train the use of smartphone memory apps in stroke survivors

Smartphones can be very helpful tools for everyday activities that require memory. After a stroke, many people find it difficult to learn or remember how to use smartphones, which becomes a barrier for using them as a memory aid. Researchers from Monash University are comparing three training techniques to teach people how to use an app in their smartphone. Participation includes 4 sessions, which can be completed at the Monash Psychology Centre in Notting Hill, at the La Trobe Psychology Clinic in Bundoora, or at your home. If you live in Melbourne, have had a stroke, are currently experiencing memory difficulties, have a smartphone and would like to feel more confident using it, you are invited to participate in this study.

Find out more about the study

Brain machine interfaces

This study investigates how the brain controls movements and how loss of limb function due to paralysis or amputation may affect the brain’s activity when thinking about movement. This research could provide important information for developing better treatment options for limb function loss. Your brain activity will be measured using non-invasive machines that record electrical and magnetic activity produced by your brain.

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

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.

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.