Using cognitive theory and innovations in neuroscience to understand and improve mental wellbeing across the lifespan
Working memory after stroke study
Progressive home-based Working Memory and Selective Attention training after Stroke: A preliminary study.
About the study
We are investigating whether home-based, computerised ‘brain training’ tasks can improve memory and attention in people who have had a stroke. We are also interested to see if the training tasks have any positive effect on ability to manage tasks and activities in everyday life.
How will the study work?
Initial assessment lasting 1-2 hours (all assessments occurring in your home at a convenient time)
4 weeks of online ‘brain training’, for 20 minutes per day (Mon-Fri) OR a 4 week wait, and then brain training following this
A 4-week follow up assessment (1-2 hours)
A 3-month follow up assessment (1-2 hours)
With your permission, we would like to ask a relative, carer or friend to complete two questionnaires at each assessment session.
We will keep in regular touch with volunteers throughout their training and waiting periods with weekly telephone calls.
To say thank you for taking part we can give you £25.
Can I participate?
We are looking for:
Any stroke patient aged 18 and above.
No severe language or medical impairment which would prevent participation.
Able to use a mouse, view a computer screen and to communicate verbally with the experimenter.
Able to access the online home-based training. (If you don’t have a home computer/internet connection but are interested in taking part, we may be able to loan you one for a month for the project).
What happens next?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Sarah Bishop on 01223 273 647 for more information or to register your interest in participating in this research study.