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Stroke is the third largest cause of death in the UK and the main cause of disability in a community setting. It frequently devastates the lives of stroke survivors and their families often leaving them depressed and unable to regain a meaningful life.
Stroke rehabilitation aims to restore functional recovery and to facilitate patients and their carers to lead the lives they wish.
Our group has a long track record of conducting research projects to optimise this process. Our collaborative partners span multiple Divisions and Schools across the University of Nottingham (Division of Stroke Medicine, I-WHO, School of Psychology, School of Nursing, Division of Primary Care, and Business School).
Our external collaborative partners include University of Birmingham, University of Central Lancashire, University of Leeds and the University of Newcastle.
Our research vision
The University of Nottingham strives to lead world class stroke rehabilitation research. Our focus is the development, and implementation of evidence that will enhance the quality of life of stroke survivors and their carers.
Our research ambitions and activities are rooted in more than 25 years experience of stroke rehabilitation research. We embrace interdisciplinary research and have the largest critical mass of health service research occupational therapists anywhere in the world.
Our research activities utilise multiple methodologies; our particular expertise lies in the conduct of randomised controlled trials and implementation research.
Core principles behind our research activity
Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) were established through funding from the National Institute for Health Research to undertake high quality applied health research focused on the needs of patients and to support the translation of research evidence into practice in the NHS.
Stroke Rehabilitation has four projects in this programme of work.
Our research focus lies in real life problems encountered by stroke survivors and in the development of evidence based stroke services. We have strong links with the stroke clinical services in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and have worked in partnership with them on many research projects.
Research network links
Since its inception in 2005 the UK Stroke Research Network has transformed rehabilitation research by facilitating and supporting multicentre research activity across the UK.
The route to meaningful research activity can only be achieved by truly understanding the actual impact caused by stroke. In recognition of this we established a Stroke Research Consumer Group in 2004.
This group has involvement in all our research activities from inception of the idea through to steering group membership of successfully funded studies.
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