What is Living Well After Stroke?
The focus of Living Well After Stroke is secondary prevention of stroke.
The program aims to equip individuals with a ‘toolkit’ of skills and strategies for making positive, healthy changes that last. This could include improving healthy eating, increasing physical activity, or taking medication regularly – based on individual needs.
Who can participate?
Eligible participants will be:
- Aged 18-years and over
- Have had a stroke or TIA between 3-months and 5-years ago
- Were discharged home from hospital after their stroke or TIA (i.e. were not referred to inpatient rehabilitation)
What will be involved?
Participants will complete 5 group-based intervention sessions over 8-weeks (online or in-person). Participants will also be asked to complete 3 surveys over the course of the program, and a final survey 8-weeks after the final session, to evaluate the effectiveness of the program.
How do I register?
If you are interested in participating in Living Well After Stroke, please complete the expression of interest form.
Where can I find more information?
Additional resources for download:
- Study information sheet and consent form
- Peer-reviewed intervention protocol published in BMJ Open - View article online or Download PDF
- LWAS brochure for participants
- LWAS brochure for health professionals
For further information regarding this research project, please contact the Living Well After Stroke team at LWAS@strokefoundation.org.au
This project has received ethical clearance (GU ref no: 2022/308)
Dr Stephanie Smith