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Survivors of stroke, families, carers and the community are central to stroke research.You can:

  • help direct research as part of the project team
  • share your views and experience
  • test new treatments to find out what works.

 

Getting involved in research may sometimes also allow you to access emerging therapy you wouldn’t otherwise be able to get. Involvement may also be part of your stroke recovery plan.

Stroke Foundation has an e-learning module to help you work well with stroke researchers.

Browse the list below to find projects relevant to you, in your area or online.

Validation of the Australian Eating Survey for stroke survivors

This study from the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the University of Newcastle aims to find out how accurately a survey can tell us what stroke survivors eat. Anyone who is over 18 years old, has experienced a stroke and lives at home in Australia is invited to participate. Participation involves completing the online Australian Eating Survey plus a weighed record of everything you eat or drink for 3 days.

 

National Disability Insurance Scheme and gender inequity

Researchers at UNSW are conducting a study about how the NDIS is affecting outcomes for women with disability. You will be asked to participate in one interview that will take between 60–120 minutes. You can choose whether to participate in the interview via telephone, video call or in person.

 

Subjective experience of barriers and facilitators of accessing mental health treatment after stroke: a qualitative study

Researchers from Monash University are seeking people who have experienced mood problems (e.g., depression, anxiety) after stroke. Participants will take part in an interview either face-to-face or by videoconferencing, and a researcher will ask questions about mood problems, experience of seeking professional and/or informal support, and pre-existing knowledge or assumptions about mental health treatment. This is a chance to share your experience and help us understand what can be done to improve rehabilitation and care of stroke survivors. You will be reimbursed for your time ($50).

 

Feasibility and effects of novel light therapy in individuals with neurological conditions (stroke)

The study from Edith Cowan University aims to evaluate the feasibility and therapeutic effects of light therapy in combination with sleep health, compared to sleep health alone, in individuals experiencing post-stroke fatigue at least 3 months following a stroke. Eligible participants will be randomly assigned to receive light therapy with sleep health guidance, or sleep health guidance alone, for a 4-week period. Participants will be asked to complete questionnaires and wear an activity monitor prior to the commencement of the intervention, immediately following the intervention period and four weeks following the intervention period to evaluate fatigue, sleep health, mood and quality of life.

 

Supporting young stroke survivors through engaging messaging: call for advisory group member with lived experience

This study aims to determine how best to improve participation and quality of life for young stroke survivors (under 25 years) while reducing the development of secondary chronic diseases. Researchers from the University of Tasmania are seeking members with lived experience of young stroke (or their families) for an advisory group. This group will contribute to discussion and documents to guide data collection, e.g., the types of questions the researchers will ask in interviews and surveys.

 

UPLIFT trial: Integrated UPper limb and Language Impairment and Functional Training after stroke

Do you have difficulty using your arm and communicating after your stroke? The UPLIFT trial is recruiting people who are 3 to 24 months post-stroke and living in the community to test a new intensive rehabilitation program that trains arm movement and communication together. Depending on the amount of function you have, the program will be provided at home via telerehabilitation, or in person at a health clinic.

 

Travel experiences following stroke or traumatic brain injury

Researchers from Griffith University want to hear from people living with the effects of a stroke or traumatic brain injury in Australia about their travel experiences before COVID-19 restrictions and now. Participation will involve two interviews about your travel experiences either online, in person or via phone, with or without the support of another person.

 

Experiences of sexuality post stroke in LGBTQI+ persons and their partners

Researchers from the University of Sydney are conducting a research study about the effects of stroke on relationships, intimacy and sexuality on LGBTQI+ stroke survivors and their partners. Taking part in the study involves an interview with the researcher that can be completed via Zoom (video conferencing).

 

Lived-experience experts for the study ‘Patient preferences for upper limb therapy following stroke’

Researchers from St Vincent's Health Network Sydney are seeking stroke survivors to join their team looking at people's preferences regarding constraint-induced movement therapy for arm recovery following stroke. It is well established that when patient preferences for treatment are taken into account, uptake and compliance improves, leading to better health outcomes and improved cost effectiveness. The research team are planning to investigate patient preferences for arm rehabilitation using a discrete choice experiment, and they are seeking to engage with a stroke survivor or survivors with an interest in this topic to join the research team as lived experience expert(s).

 

Improving Care, research Translation, and treatment Usage in Stroke (ICTUS)

This study aims to work with stroke survivors, carers, health professionals, and representatives from stroke organisations and support groups to seek practical ideas on how to make local stroke care better. In this study, people will be invited to share their opinions in whichever way they prefer – through a group discussion with others, individual interview, online survey form, or a paper survey form that can be mailed to you.

 

ADaPT: Aphasia, Depression, and Psychological Treatment

Recruitment is continuing for this study, seeking expressions of interest from people with aphasia and low mood/depression after stroke. Research participants will take part in a 10-session intervention program delivered by a qualified clinical neuropsychologist, at no cost. Sessions will be individual, and either face-to-face in Melbourne (south-east suburb), or via telehealth, with a COVID-safe protocol.

 

Co-designing exercise program for non-ambulatory stroke survivors

Have you had a stroke in the last 12 months, AND were you unable to walk independently after your stroke? Researchers from Deakin University would like you to take part in a workshop and interviews, where you will be asked about your views and opinions about exercise for stroke rehabilitation.

 

Preventing Stroke Research Priorities Project

The Preventing Stroke Research Priorities project aims to identify a Top 10 list of questions the community and clinicians want answered about preventing stroke. The first step in this project is an online survey asking what questions people have about preventing stroke, to help researchers focus on the questions that matter most. The survey takes around 10–15 minutes and is completely anonymous.

 

Antiplatelet Secondary Prevention International Randomised trial after INtracerebral haemorrhage (ASPIRING trial)

The ASPIRING trial aims to determine if single antiplatelet (blood-thinning) medication after a bleed (haemorrhage) in the brain is of net benefit in preventing all future serious vascular events (caused by blood clots in blood vessels, or bleeding from them). Survivors of brain haemorrhage who are interested in participating will be asked to discuss their participation with their doctor, before being randomly allocated to either taking or avoiding antiplatelet therapy. Trial participation is for 4 years, with telephone assessments by the trial coordinating centre in Perth WA at 1, 3, and 6 months after randomisation and then 6-monthly.

 

RESET (Resuming Employment after Stroke - Enhancement through Telecoordination) Advisory Network

RESET has been developed as a coordination and support service for stroke survivors wishing to return to work. The research team are forming an Advisory Network whose experiences with stroke and/or returning to work after injury or illness, will hopefully provide valuable information that can help ensure that the RESET service is suitable for stroke survivors throughout Australia.

 

FoCCuS4HEART: Female Carers Co-produce Support 4 Heart and Emotional health to Address Risk facTors

Phase 1: a survey of the health behaviours and emotional health among female carers of stroke survivors. Researchers from the University of Newcastle are conducting the FoCCuS4HEART project, which seeks to work with informal female carers of stroke survivors to develop strategies and tools to support carers to self-manage their emotional and physical health. If you’re a woman who provides care or has provided care to someone who has had a stroke, you can help by sharing your experiences in our online survey.

 

Perispinal Etanercept to improve Stroke Outcomes (PESTO) clinical trial

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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.

Validation of the Australian Eating Survey for stroke survivors

This study from the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the University of Newcastle aims to find out how accurately a survey can tell us what stroke survivors eat. Anyone who is over 18 years old, has experienced a stroke and lives at home in Australia is invited to participate. Participation involves completing the online Australian Eating Survey plus a weighed record of everything you eat or drink for 3 days.

 

National Disability Insurance Scheme and gender inequity

Researchers at UNSW are conducting a study about how the NDIS is affecting outcomes for women with disability. You will be asked to participate in one interview that will take between 60–120 minutes. You can choose whether to participate in the interview via telephone, video call or in person.

 

Subjective experience of barriers and facilitators of accessing mental health treatment after stroke: a qualitative study

Researchers from Monash University are seeking people who have experienced mood problems (e.g., depression, anxiety) after stroke. Participants will take part in an interview either face-to-face or by videoconferencing, and a researcher will ask questions about mood problems, experience of seeking professional and/or informal support, and pre-existing knowledge or assumptions about mental health treatment. This is a chance to share your experience and help us understand what can be done to improve rehabilitation and care of stroke survivors. You will be reimbursed for your time ($50).

 

Feasibility and effects of novel light therapy in individuals with neurological conditions (stroke)

The study from Edith Cowan University aims to evaluate the feasibility and therapeutic effects of light therapy in combination with sleep health, compared to sleep health alone, in individuals experiencing post-stroke fatigue at least 3 months following a stroke. Eligible participants will be randomly assigned to receive light therapy with sleep health guidance, or sleep health guidance alone, for a 4-week period. Participants will be asked to complete questionnaires and wear an activity monitor prior to the commencement of the intervention, immediately following the intervention period and four weeks following the intervention period to evaluate fatigue, sleep health, mood and quality of life.

 

Supporting young stroke survivors through engaging messaging: call for advisory group member with lived experience

This study aims to determine how best to improve participation and quality of life for young stroke survivors (under 25 years) while reducing the development of secondary chronic diseases. Researchers from the University of Tasmania are seeking members with lived experience of young stroke (or their families) for an advisory group. This group will contribute to discussion and documents to guide data collection, e.g., the types of questions the researchers will ask in interviews and surveys.

 

UPLIFT trial: Integrated UPper limb and Language Impairment and Functional Training after stroke

Do you have difficulty using your arm and communicating after your stroke? The UPLIFT trial is recruiting people who are 3 to 24 months post-stroke and living in the community to test a new intensive rehabilitation program that trains arm movement and communication together. Depending on the amount of function you have, the program will be provided at home via telerehabilitation, or in person at a health clinic.

 

Travel experiences following stroke or traumatic brain injury

Researchers from Griffith University want to hear from people living with the effects of a stroke or traumatic brain injury in Australia about their travel experiences before COVID-19 restrictions and now. Participation will involve two interviews about your travel experiences either online, in person or via phone, with or without the support of another person.

 

Experiences of sexuality post stroke in LGBTQI+ persons and their partners

Researchers from the University of Sydney are conducting a research study about the effects of stroke on relationships, intimacy and sexuality on LGBTQI+ stroke survivors and their partners. Taking part in the study involves an interview with the researcher that can be completed via Zoom (video conferencing).

 

Lived-experience experts for the study ‘Patient preferences for upper limb therapy following stroke’

Researchers from St Vincent's Health Network Sydney are seeking stroke survivors to join their team looking at people's preferences regarding constraint-induced movement therapy for arm recovery following stroke. It is well established that when patient preferences for treatment are taken into account, uptake and compliance improves, leading to better health outcomes and improved cost effectiveness. The research team are planning to investigate patient preferences for arm rehabilitation using a discrete choice experiment, and they are seeking to engage with a stroke survivor or survivors with an interest in this topic to join the research team as lived experience expert(s).

 

Improving Care, research Translation, and treatment Usage in Stroke (ICTUS)

This study aims to work with stroke survivors, carers, health professionals, and representatives from stroke organisations and support groups to seek practical ideas on how to make local stroke care better. In this study, people will be invited to share their opinions in whichever way they prefer – through a group discussion with others, individual interview, online survey form, or a paper survey form that can be mailed to you.

 

ADaPT: Aphasia, Depression, and Psychological Treatment

Recruitment is continuing for this study, seeking expressions of interest from people with aphasia and low mood/depression after stroke. Research participants will take part in a 10-session intervention program delivered by a qualified clinical neuropsychologist, at no cost. Sessions will be individual, and either face-to-face in Melbourne (south-east suburb), or via telehealth, with a COVID-safe protocol.

 

Co-designing exercise program for non-ambulatory stroke survivors

Have you had a stroke in the last 12 months, AND were you unable to walk independently after your stroke? Researchers from Deakin University would like you to take part in a workshop and interviews, where you will be asked about your views and opinions about exercise for stroke rehabilitation.

 

Preventing Stroke Research Priorities Project

The Preventing Stroke Research Priorities project aims to identify a Top 10 list of questions the community and clinicians want answered about preventing stroke. The first step in this project is an online survey asking what questions people have about preventing stroke, to help researchers focus on the questions that matter most. The survey takes around 10–15 minutes and is completely anonymous.

 

Antiplatelet Secondary Prevention International Randomised trial after INtracerebral haemorrhage (ASPIRING trial)

The ASPIRING trial aims to determine if single antiplatelet (blood-thinning) medication after a bleed (haemorrhage) in the brain is of net benefit in preventing all future serious vascular events (caused by blood clots in blood vessels, or bleeding from them). Survivors of brain haemorrhage who are interested in participating will be asked to discuss their participation with their doctor, before being randomly allocated to either taking or avoiding antiplatelet therapy. Trial participation is for 4 years, with telephone assessments by the trial coordinating centre in Perth WA at 1, 3, and 6 months after randomisation and then 6-monthly.

 

RESET (Resuming Employment after Stroke - Enhancement through Telecoordination) Advisory Network

RESET has been developed as a coordination and support service for stroke survivors wishing to return to work. The research team are forming an Advisory Network whose experiences with stroke and/or returning to work after injury or illness, will hopefully provide valuable information that can help ensure that the RESET service is suitable for stroke survivors throughout Australia.

 

FoCCuS4HEART: Female Carers Co-produce Support 4 Heart and Emotional health to Address Risk facTors

Phase 1: a survey of the health behaviours and emotional health among female carers of stroke survivors. Researchers from the University of Newcastle are conducting the FoCCuS4HEART project, which seeks to work with informal female carers of stroke survivors to develop strategies and tools to support carers to self-manage their emotional and physical health. If you’re a woman who provides care or has provided care to someone who has had a stroke, you can help by sharing your experiences in our online survey.

 

Perispinal Etanercept to improve Stroke Outcomes (PESTO) clinical trial

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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.

National Disability Insurance Scheme and gender inequity

Researchers at UNSW are conducting a study about how the NDIS is affecting outcomes for women with disability. You will be asked to participate in one interview that will take between 60–120 minutes. You can choose whether to participate in the interview via telephone, video call or in person.

 

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.

 

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.

National Disability Insurance Scheme and gender inequity

Researchers at UNSW are conducting a study about how the NDIS is affecting outcomes for women with disability. You will be asked to participate in one interview that will take between 60–120 minutes. You can choose whether to participate in the interview via telephone, video call or in person.

 

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.

 

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.

National Disability Insurance Scheme and gender inequity

Researchers at UNSW are conducting a study about how the NDIS is affecting outcomes for women with disability. You will be asked to participate in one interview that will take between 60–120 minutes. You can choose whether to participate in the interview via telephone, video call or in person.

 

Improving Care, research Translation, and treatment Usage in Stroke (ICTUS)

This study aims to work with stroke survivors, carers, health professionals, and representatives from stroke organisations and support groups to seek practical ideas on how to make local stroke care better. In this study, people will be invited to share their opinions in whichever way they prefer – through a group discussion with others, individual interview, online survey form, or a paper survey form that can be mailed to you.

 

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.

 

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

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

National Disability Insurance Scheme and gender inequity

Researchers at UNSW are conducting a study about how the NDIS is affecting outcomes for women with disability. You will be asked to participate in one interview that will take between 60–120 minutes. You can choose whether to participate in the interview via telephone, video call or in person.

 

Improving Care, research Translation, and treatment Usage in Stroke (ICTUS)

This study aims to work with stroke survivors, carers, health professionals, and representatives from stroke organisations and support groups to seek practical ideas on how to make local stroke care better. In this study, people will be invited to share their opinions in whichever way they prefer – through a group discussion with others, individual interview, online survey form, or a paper survey form that can be mailed to you.

 

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.

 

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

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 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 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 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 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.

Growing assistive technology solutions in Queensland

This Griffith University study aims to explore the current practices of assistive technology provision and needs, including from the perspective of people who use it following stroke in Queensland. Assistive technology recipients are invited to complete a survey and possible interview to explore your experience, individual needs, and possible solutions.

 

Improving the experience of NDIS for rural and remote Queenslanders with disability

Researchers at The Hopkins Centre are helping the NDIS to gain insights unique to Queensland, and provide evidence that could improve NDIS plan utilisation through the perspectives of NDIS participants (and non-participants) who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people living in rural and remote areas of Queensland, family members, and people who provide NDIS supports. Participation involves completion of a survey, either online or via phone, which may take between 15–45 minutes and all information remains private.

 

UPLIFT trial: Integrated UPper limb and Language Impairment and Functional Training after stroke

Do you have difficulty using your arm and communicating after your stroke? The UPLIFT trial is recruiting people who are 3 to 24 months post-stroke and living in the community to test a new intensive rehabilitation program that trains arm movement and communication together. Depending on the amount of function you have, the program will be provided at home via telerehabilitation, or in person at a health clinic.

 

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.

Growing assistive technology solutions in Queensland

This Griffith University study aims to explore the current practices of assistive technology provision and needs, including from the perspective of people who use it following stroke in Queensland. Assistive technology recipients are invited to complete a survey and possible interview to explore your experience, individual needs, and possible solutions.

 

Improving the experience of NDIS for rural and remote Queenslanders with disability

Researchers at The Hopkins Centre are helping the NDIS to gain insights unique to Queensland, and provide evidence that could improve NDIS plan utilisation through the perspectives of NDIS participants (and non-participants) who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people living in rural and remote areas of Queensland, family members, and people who provide NDIS supports. Participation involves completion of a survey, either online or via phone, which may take between 15–45 minutes and all information remains private.

 

UPLIFT trial: Integrated UPper limb and Language Impairment and Functional Training after stroke

Do you have difficulty using your arm and communicating after your stroke? The UPLIFT trial is recruiting people who are 3 to 24 months post-stroke and living in the community to test a new intensive rehabilitation program that trains arm movement and communication together. Depending on the amount of function you have, the program will be provided at home via telerehabilitation, or in person at a health clinic.

 

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.

Can moderate levels of exercise improve brain function in people with stroke?

The purpose of this study is to investigate whether moderate intensity exercise can improve capacity for neuroplasticity in the brain, to support recovery after stroke. Participants will attend our neurorehabilitation clinic for a single session and be randomised to either an exercise or rest condition. Brain measures will be performed before and after exercise (or rest).

 

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.

 

Evaluating a promising treatment for post-stroke depression

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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.

Can moderate levels of exercise improve brain function in people with stroke?

The purpose of this study is to investigate whether moderate intensity exercise can improve capacity for neuroplasticity in the brain, to support recovery after stroke. Participants will attend our neurorehabilitation clinic for a single session and be randomised to either an exercise or rest condition. Brain measures will be performed before and after exercise (or rest).

 

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.

 

Evaluating a promising treatment for post-stroke depression

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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.

PERsonalised Knowledge to reduce the risk of Stroke (PERKS-International)

This study is looking for people in Hobart who haven’t had a stroke, to compare two different ways of showing them their risk factors, which are things like diet, exercise and blood pressure. Knowing these lifestyle risk factors may help people to control them and reduce their risk of having a stroke. Participation will involve four online surveys and two face-to-face health checks.

 

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.

PERsonalised Knowledge to reduce the risk of Stroke (PERKS-International)

This study is looking for people in Hobart who haven’t had a stroke, to compare two different ways of showing them their risk factors, which are things like diet, exercise and blood pressure. Knowing these lifestyle risk factors may help people to control them and reduce their risk of having a stroke. Participation will involve four online surveys and two face-to-face health checks.

 

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.

COVID-19 booster study

The Murdoch Children's Research Institute is recruiting participants aged 18 years or older who have received two doses of either Pfizer or AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and have not yet received a booster dose. Participants will receive a standard or fractional (reduced) COVID-19 booster dose and will be provided with their antibody test results, which will show their body’s immune response to the vaccine.

 

UPLIFT trial: Integrated UPper limb and Language Impairment and Functional Training after stroke

Do you have difficulty using your arm and communicating after your stroke? The UPLIFT trial is recruiting people who are 3 to 24 months post-stroke and living in the community to test a new intensive rehabilitation program that trains arm movement and communication together. Depending on the amount of function you have, the program will be provided at home via telerehabilitation, or in person at a health clinic.

 

ADaPT: Aphasia, Depression, and Psychological Treatment

Recruitment is continuing for this study, seeking expressions of interest from people with aphasia and low mood/depression after stroke. Research participants will take part in a 10-session intervention program delivered by a qualified clinical neuropsychologist, at no cost. Sessions will be individual, and either face-to-face in Melbourne (south-east suburb), or via telehealth, with a COVID-safe protocol.

 

PERsonalised Knowledge to reduce the risk of Stroke (PERKS-International)

This study is looking for people in Melbourne (Clayton) who haven’t had a stroke, to compare two different ways of showing them their risk factors, which are things like diet, exercise and blood pressure. Knowing these lifestyle risk factors may help people to control them and reduce their risk of having a stroke. Participation will involve four online surveys and two face-to-face health checks.

 

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.

 

Perispinal Etanercept to improve Stroke Outcomes (PESTO) clinical trial

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

 

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

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

 

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.

 

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

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

 

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.

COVID-19 booster study

The Murdoch Children's Research Institute is recruiting participants aged 18 years or older who have received two doses of either Pfizer or AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and have not yet received a booster dose. Participants will receive a standard or fractional (reduced) COVID-19 booster dose and will be provided with their antibody test results, which will show their body’s immune response to the vaccine.

 

UPLIFT trial: Integrated UPper limb and Language Impairment and Functional Training after stroke

Do you have difficulty using your arm and communicating after your stroke? The UPLIFT trial is recruiting people who are 3 to 24 months post-stroke and living in the community to test a new intensive rehabilitation program that trains arm movement and communication together. Depending on the amount of function you have, the program will be provided at home via telerehabilitation, or in person at a health clinic.

 

ADaPT: Aphasia, Depression, and Psychological Treatment

Recruitment is continuing for this study, seeking expressions of interest from people with aphasia and low mood/depression after stroke. Research participants will take part in a 10-session intervention program delivered by a qualified clinical neuropsychologist, at no cost. Sessions will be individual, and either face-to-face in Melbourne (south-east suburb), or via telehealth, with a COVID-safe protocol.

 

PERsonalised Knowledge to reduce the risk of Stroke (PERKS-International)

This study is looking for people in Melbourne (Clayton) who haven’t had a stroke, to compare two different ways of showing them their risk factors, which are things like diet, exercise and blood pressure. Knowing these lifestyle risk factors may help people to control them and reduce their risk of having a stroke. Participation will involve four online surveys and two face-to-face health checks.

 

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.

 

Perispinal Etanercept to improve Stroke Outcomes (PESTO) clinical trial

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

 

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

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

 

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.

 

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

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

 

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.

UPLIFT trial: Integrated UPper limb and Language Impairment and Functional Training after stroke

Do you have difficulty using your arm and communicating after your stroke? The UPLIFT trial is recruiting people who are 3 to 24 months post-stroke and living in the community to test a new intensive rehabilitation program that trains arm movement and communication together. Depending on the amount of function you have, the program will be provided at home via telerehabilitation, or in person at a health clinic.

 

Improving arm function with a virtual dolphin

This research project from Edith Cowan University aims to use modern gaming technology to improve arm function, mood and cognition. In this project you submerge in a virtual underwater world and control a virtual dolphin with your arm. Anti-gravity support will be provided by an exoskeleton, which supports your arms so you can move freely. The study is designed for people who have arm weakness (hemiparesis) because of their stroke, which occurred more than 6 months ago. You will be offered 20 free training sessions over the course of 7 weeks.

 

Pilot study of a group therapy program for individuals with emotion dysregulation after an acquired brain injury

Following a brain injury, there are many reasons that you may have difficulty regulating your emotions, including injury to emotion centres in the brain and/or due to the effect of major life changes you have experienced as a result of your injury. The ER-ABI group program will introduce a range of strategies to help you to better understand and regulate your emotions. The group is designed for people who have sustained an acquired brain injury in the last 24 months (at the time of commencement of the group). Each group consists of eight weekly two-hour sessions and one follow-up session.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

UPLIFT trial: Integrated UPper limb and Language Impairment and Functional Training after stroke

Do you have difficulty using your arm and communicating after your stroke? The UPLIFT trial is recruiting people who are 3 to 24 months post-stroke and living in the community to test a new intensive rehabilitation program that trains arm movement and communication together. Depending on the amount of function you have, the program will be provided at home via telerehabilitation, or in person at a health clinic.

 

Improving arm function with a virtual dolphin

This research project from Edith Cowan University aims to use modern gaming technology to improve arm function, mood and cognition. In this project you submerge in a virtual underwater world and control a virtual dolphin with your arm. Anti-gravity support will be provided by an exoskeleton, which supports your arms so you can move freely. The study is designed for people who have arm weakness (hemiparesis) because of their stroke, which occurred more than 6 months ago. You will be offered 20 free training sessions over the course of 7 weeks.

 

Pilot study of a group therapy program for individuals with emotion dysregulation after an acquired brain injury

Following a brain injury, there are many reasons that you may have difficulty regulating your emotions, including injury to emotion centres in the brain and/or due to the effect of major life changes you have experienced as a result of your injury. The ER-ABI group program will introduce a range of strategies to help you to better understand and regulate your emotions. The group is designed for people who have sustained an acquired brain injury in the last 24 months (at the time of commencement of the group). Each group consists of eight weekly two-hour sessions and one follow-up session.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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