Associate Professor Christopher Etherton-Beer will lead a study to improve adherence to rehabilitation techniques in stroke survivors. All too often patients are not able to take part in therapy session due to fatigue and a decline in attention. These factors limit their ability to engage in rehabilitation session post stroke. Each person's ability to recover lost abilities varies widely. Post-stroke fatigue for stroke survivors is a common effect of stroke.
This study aims to assist post-stroke patients to regain their independence and improve their quality of life, by applying non-invasive brain stimulation techniques. Stroke rehabilitation is an important part of recovery after stroke. This project began in March 2016 and we are now looking at the data.
This project was made possible by funding from the National Stroke Foundation.