The aims of this clinical lectureship research programme are to:
Community rehabilitation should be effective and responsive to stroke survivors’ personal goals. Goal setting practice is highly variable and carried out in the absence of high quality evidence to demonstrate its effectiveness. An evidence based Goal setting and Action Planning (G-AP) framework (pilot training programme and stroke survivor held record) was developed to enhance patient-centred goal setting practice and stroke survivor recovery. This Stroke Association clinical lectureship research programme aims to build on this work to meet the above noted aims.
Methods: A series of inter-related studies will be conducted involving development work, qualitative and quantitative methodologies and a research visit to four Australian centres of excellence in stroke rehabilitation research.
This research programme will:
These outcomes will impact on stroke rehabilitation practice in community settings (for example, by producing training materials and resources to optimise goal setting practice; reducing the evidence-practice gap in goal setting practice) and stroke survivor recovery and wellbeing (for example, by supporting stroke survivors through the experience of goal adjustment; producing accessible resources to support their engagement in the goal setting process). This project is also expected to make a methodological contribution to the evaluation and implementation of complex interventions.
Principal Investigator: Dr Lesley Scobbie
NMAHP Research Unit Collaborators: Professor Marian Brady
External Collaborators: Dixon D - University of Strathclyde, Lannin N - La Trobe University Melbourne, Levack W - University of Otago, Playford ED, UCLH Trust, Williams B - Edinburgh Napier University, Worrall L - University of Queensland, Morris J - University of Dundee