OPTICS: Outcome PredicTion in IntraCerebral haemorrhage Study

Who it's for: Survivors of stroke, family members or carers
What it involves: Survey and/or focus group
Where: Online (anywhere) and in-person NSW


The George Institute is running a focus group as part of the OPTICS study (Outcome PredicTion in IntraCerebral haemorrhage Study; HC220834).

This study is looking at the potential for using machine learning – a type of artificial intelligence (AI) – in decision-making about intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH). ICH is a type of stroke that happens when an artery inside the brain bursts, and it bleeds into the brain itself.

Insight from focus-group participants will help us develop an innovative new tool for making decisions in the prognosis and treatment of ICH.


  • Aged 18 or over;
  • Have had intracerebral haemorrhage in the past, OR
  • Have lived experience as primary carer for an individual with intracerebral haemorrhage;
  • Can speak English fluently.

You will not be able to participate in this study if you have cognition or communication decline, or another disability that stops you participating in a group conversation.


The focus group will be either in-person or online, and will run for 90 minutes.

If you are interested, you can read more and sign up via redcap.link/OPTICSsignup

The research team will phone signed-up applicants for screening. Once participants have signed informed consent, they will be contacted again for consent confirmation and enrolment, which involves a demographics questionnaire over the voice call taking approximately 5 minutes.


Participant information sheet (DOCX 30 KB)


For more information, please contact Xiaoying Chen, email xchen@georgeinstitute.org.au or phone 02 8052 4549.