PERsonalised Knowledge to reduce the risk of Stroke

The PERsonalised Knowledge to reduce the risk of Stroke (PERKS-International) study is looking for people in Hobart and Melbourne (Clayton) who haven’t had a stroke, to compare two different ways of showing them their risk factors. Knowing these lifestyle risk factors may help people to control them and reduce their risk of having a stroke.

Our team will test whether one method is better than the other to help people change their stroke risk factors, which are things like diet, exercise and blood pressure.

You may be eligible if you:

  • are aged 35 to 75
  • have at least two risk factors for stroke (but not had a stroke or heart attack)
  • have a smartphone
  • can travel to a clinic for a health check two times during the study
  • do not have problems with memory or thinking over 12 months.

The research team would like you to:

  • do an online survey and face-to-face health check at the start of the study (60 minutes)
  • do an online questionnaire at 3, 6 and 12 months (30 minutes each)
  • attend a face-to-face health check at 6 months (30 min).

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