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The ReTrain project, supported by PenCLAHRC and the Stroke Association, has been investigating the effectiveness of a community-based rehabilitation training programme for people who have had a stroke. With the pilot trial nearing completion, the team are celebrating three key successes.
The team, led by Professor Sarah Dean, have had their protocol paper published in BMJ Open. The paper, outlining the trial processes, represents the first key output from this important pilot feasibility trial and is a significant step towards answering the original research question.
This question was raised by a stroke survivor taking part in the PenCLAHRC question generation process –...Read more
A new research study is investigating the effectiveness of a community-based rehabilitation training programme for people who have suffered a stroke. The training programme is called ReTrain, and the researchers are looking for volunteers in Devon to take part in the study.
Volunteers need to have suffered a stroke and been discharged for longer than one month following NHS stroke rehabilitation. They also need to have experienced difficulty managing stairs, slopes and uneven surfaces. The study is taking place at sites in Exeter and Newton Abbot.
The research study is supported by PenCLAHRC and the Stroke Association. ReTrain came about following an...Read more
A number of PenCLAHRC-supported projects are currently celebrating funding success.ReTrain
REhabilitation TRAINing (ReTrain) is a stroke rehabilitation project looking to improve the quality of life of long-term stroke survivors. It is an exercise rehabilitation programme that has been developed based on expert guidelines and an approach called ARNI (Action for Rehabilitation from Neurological Injury), involving techniques and strategies to help patients readjust to the consequences of their stroke and regain participation in the community. The idea for the research originally came from a stroke survivor and stroke survivors have been heavily involved in the development of the project.
Led by Dr Sarah...Read more