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Group self-management after stroke

Fiona JonesDr Fiona Jones is collaborating with Dr Nick Ward and his team at University College Hospitals to explore the feasibility of delivering the Bridges stroke self-management programme (SMP) in a group setting. The project, funded by NIHR Research for Patient Benefit, started in March 2015 and will complete in three years. Bridges SMP was developed from primary research by Fiona Jones and is an individualised approach to self-management support used by rehabilitation teams across the UK.

This is the first study of its kind and includes a staged approach to co-producing and modifying the current programme to be suitable for a group of stroke survivors.  The project forms a PhD programme of work by Ella Clark, jointly supervised by Dr Ward and Dr Fiona Jones.

The funding for this project is £208, 477.

NIHR RFPB, A feasibility study of a self-management stroke programme (SMP): a cluster randomised controlled trial, Dr F Jones (PI); A Drummond; A Bhalla; A Riazi; Dr C McKevitt; S Lennon; H Gage; M Christopher, (£248,675), 2012-2014