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Jessica Bollen

PhD Student

Kath Maguire

I am a PenCLAHRC funded PhD student and I am looking at adherence to exercise rehabilitation programmes in individuals that have had a stroke once they are back home. The eventual outcome is that I will create a questionnaire that will be valid and reliable as has been done in the medication adherence literature with questionnaires such as the Medication Adherence Questionnaire (MAQ) and the Medication Adherence Rating Scale (MARS). To this end, interviews will be conducted with stroke survivors, physiotherapists and exercise professionals. The issues raised will then become items in the pilot questionnaire which will be subjected to comments for improvement from other stroke survivors, physiotherapists and exercise professionals to ensure items they deem important are captured. The questionnaire will then undergo more substantial pilot testing and reliability and validity testing to ensure it is as robust as possible.

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Apr
25

Search Advice Clinic for Systematic...

ITTC Building, Plymouth (Cafe area: please go to Reception on arrival where a member of the team will meet you)

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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08

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News

Exeter clinicians and researchers help shape proposals to improve stroke services in Northern Ireland

08 April 2019

Pioneering work by Professor Martin James, a senior NHS clinician for stroke services in Exeter...
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Successful home-based heart rehabilitation programme rolled out

08 April 2019

A new rehabilitation programme, which helps heart failure patients achieve better quality of life from...
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STARS launches second phase of Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management Programme

04 April 2019

The first phase of The Supporting Teachers And childRen in Schools (STARS) programme, a randomised...
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Research Projects

Social Prescribing - Understanding what works in, and supporting provision of, nature - based therapeutic interventions for people with an identifiable mental illness

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments

We have been awarded funding from DEFRA to identify what works in the use of...
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Social Prescribing - Cornwall and Plymouth Researcher in Residence

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments

Evaluation work by a Researcher in Residence to assess implementation, reach, scope and acceptability of...
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Research Projects