Improving Care, research Translation, and treatment Usage in Stroke (ICTUS research project)

This study is asking stroke survivors, carers, health professionals, and representatives from stroke organisations and support groups for practical ideas on how to make local stroke care better.

The team want to hear your:

  • opinions about gaps in stroke care, from your own experience
  • ideas on ways to close these gaps in care
  • thoughts on how allied health professionals can help improve stroke care.

Allied health professionals include psychologists (mental health), pharmacists (medications), physiotherapists (movement), orthoptists (eye health), speech pathologists (speech, swallowing), and genetic counsellors (inherited conditions).

Your opinions will lead to research studies where we can test ideas to improve stroke care.

People who join this study will be invited to share their opinions in whichever way they prefer: through a group discussion with others, individual interview, online survey form, or a paper survey form that can be mailed to you.

Group discussions will be held online while lockdowns are in place. Individual interviews can be held online or via telephone.

Participants who are interested are invited to provide their details, availability and preference to join or learn more about the study by answering this survey form: https://redcap.link/ICTUS

Contact:

You can find out more about the study by contacting research assistant Mr Esminio Rivera at poststrokestudy@uts.edu.au or by phone 0407 584 635.

Information sheet for carers and stroke survivors (PDF 198 KB)
Information sheet for health professionals and stroke organisation representatives (PDF 190 KB)
Easy-to-read information sheet (PDF 590 KB)