Stroke survivors’ perspectives: defining a sufficiently important difference in functional outcome after upper limb rehabilitation (research)

James Cook University Townsville, Douglas, QLD, 4814

The aim of this study is to learn what stroke survivors from northern Queensland believe is a worthwhile outcome for arm and/or leg recovery to justify the drawbacks and difficulties of rehabilitation. Researchers are interested in learning what costs, risks and inconveniences stroke survivors are prepared to tolerate with rehab to achieve their goals involving their arm or leg function.

This study seeks to talk to people who found rehab quite challenging and difficult to continue with.

Participants will join a focus group of up to 7 other stroke survivors to discuss their experiences and opinions about the benefits, costs, risks and inconveniences of arm and/or leg rehabilitation. These focus groups will last an hour and be run in Townsville and online.


If you live in northern Queensland and have undertaken rehabilitation to improve your arm and/or leg function after stroke, email Nerida Firth at or phone 0491 118 464 for more details about the study.

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