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Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities

This page lists opportunities to be involved in chest, heart and stroke research. If you are interested in taking part in any of the opportunities, please contact the recruitment contact listed in the entry.

If you are a researcher looking to recruit participants for a study or patient and public involvement in research, please contact us on research@chss.org.uk

A study of the effectiveness of a leg splint in stroke patients during walking

Funded By: University of Strathclyde

Location: The National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics (NCPO) at the University of Strathclyde

Recruitment End Date: 30/09/2019

The Biomedical Engineering Department of the University of Strathclyde would like to recruit stroke patients in order to study the performance of load sensors attached to a lower leg splint...

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Experiences of sleep disturbances and desired treatment preferences post-stroke

Funded By: This project has no direct funding

Location: Interviews will be carried out either at the University of Glasgow or over the phone, based on personal preference

Recruitment End Date: 01/11/2019

Poor sleep is commonly experienced after stroke. This study aims to: Investigate experiences of sleep in stroke survivors Explore factors which may impact on their sleep Explore views on current...

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Understanding flu vaccination uptake in those with chronic respiratory disease

Funded By: Chief Scientist Office

Location: Focus groups will be carried out on the University of Strathclyde’s campus. However, we are also able to travel to participants, if this is more convenient. The survey may be completed online, or, if participants prefer, a paper copy can also be arranged.

Recruitment End Date: 30/11/2019

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde are running a project to find out what factors motivate and deter people from getting their seasonal flu vaccination. They are looking for people...

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An investigation into the effect of an eight week rehabilitation programme on motor performance of stroke survivors.

Funded By: University of Strathclyde

Location: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Recruitment End Date: 01/12/2019

This project is an intensive eight-week upper limb rehabilitation programme. Approximately 70% of stroke survivors are left with movement problems and only approximately 5% regain full arm function. The arm...

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The biomechanical assessment of balance and gait for stroke Patients and the implications in the diagnosis and rehabilitation.

Funded By: The University of Dundee

Location: Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

Recruitment End Date: 01/01/2020

Diagnosis of stroke can be difficult if symptoms are mild or resolve quickly, or if the symptoms are unusual. Stroke patients have different balance and gait patterns from healthy people....

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Online mindfulness for stroke survivors and caregivers

Funded By: Glasgow Caledonian University

Location: Online and at home

Recruitment End Date: 01/01/2020

People affected by stroke can experience difficulties with their mood (e.g. stress, anxiety, and depression). Stroke survivor and caregiver mood is linked. Mindfulness meditation increases present moment awareness and can...

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Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in PhD project.

Funded By: Self-funding

Location: Anywhere suitable for the participant.

Recruitment End Date: 01/07/2020

This PhD project investigates the effects of using the internet to online self-diagnose and seek health information. This will not be part of data collection. It is instead for patient...

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