What is the study about?
We want to gather information on how rehabilitation healthcare professionals support stroke survivors with aphasia to set goals and the training and support they have received to do this. This study is part of a larger PhD project looking at how to make goal setting more accessible for stroke survivors with aphasia. We are asking healthcare professionals from across the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
We are keen to hear from all disciplines involved in goal setting with stroke survivors with aphasia.
Even if you don't routinely set goals with people with aphasia or find it challenging, we encourage you to participate.
✅ a healthcare professional (e.g. occupational therapist, physiotherapist, speech and language therapist, social worker, psychologist, dietician, rehabilitation or healthcare assistant)
Why is the research important?
Supporting stroke survivors with aphasia to set goals can be challenging, and health professionals need training and support to communicate well with people with aphasia. Your participation will help us to improve the rehabilitation experiences of stroke survivors with aphasia and the support available to staff in future.
How long will it take?
This survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete. It will close on 13th October.
Will results be made available?
You can find out the results of the study by following @Eleanor_Brown28 on Twitter or visiting Research Gate for the latest updates. Results will also be shared with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists UK, Royal College of Occupational Therapists UK, and Association of Chartered Physiotherapists In Neurology UK.
What about privacy and consent?
This survey is totally anonymous. You will not be identifiable from your answers, and we will not collect any personal information from you. Taking part is totally voluntary. Your participation will be taken as consent. If you exit the survey before completing, your responses may be included in our analysis.
We really value your time and input. We hope that as many eligible people as possible take part because of the vital role that health professionals play in supporting stroke survivors with aphasia to set goals.
Thank you for your participation!
Eleanor Brown (PhD Researcher) | Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional (NMAHP) Research Unit, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK | Tel (+44) 784 612 7266 | Email: Sophie.Brown@gcu.ac.uk
✅ providing rehabilitation to stroke survivors in any setting
✅ using goal setting with stroke survivors
✅ based in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand
Dr Lesley Scobbie | NMAHP Research Unit, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Professor Linda Worrall | School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia
Professor Marian Brady | NMAHP Research Unit, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
The School of Health and Life Sciences Ethics Committee at Glasgow Caledonian University has approved this study [HLS/NCH/19/060].
All information collected in the course of the study will be stored securely in line with Glasgow Caledonian University data security governance. (Information is held on the basis of the General Data Protection Regulation, Article 6(1)(e) performance of a task carried out in the public interest.) Anonymous data will be securely archived with the RESTORE archive (www.restore.co.uk) after the study has been completed.
If you have concerns and would like to speak to someone outside the research team, contact:
Professor Margaret Maxwell | Director of the NMAHP Research Unit | Glasgow Caledonian University | Tel (+44) 141 331 8100