Stroke Cog

Modelling and modifying the consequences of stroke-related cognitive impairment through intervention

About StrokeCog

Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide and will increase considerably in coming decades as people live longer. Many people are aware of the physical disabilities after stroke but are less aware that of the cognitive problems that can also arise, such as impaired memory and concentration. Often, stroke survivors can find these problems the most debilitating consequences.

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Stroke Cog  Effective Intervention through Collaboration  

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Stroke Cog 

The StrokeCog study, led by Professor Anne Hickey at RCSI in partnership with colleagues in Beaumont Hospital and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), involves modelling and modifying the consequences of stroke-related cognitive impairment through an intervention.

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Epidemiological modelling 

Work Package One –
Building an innovative epidemiological model that tracks post-stroke cognitive impairment progression over time, enabling evaluation of the effects of cognitive rehabilitation post-stroke.

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Intervention Development 

Work Package Two –
Developing and testing a post-stroke cognitive intervention in a pilot RCT.

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Economic Modelling 

Work Package Three –
Costing post-stroke cognitive impairment and the continuum to dementia, and conducting an evaluation of the potential cost-effectiveness of hypothetical interventions to reduce post-stroke cognitive impairment.

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Work Package One

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The Stroke Cog Team

To contact a member of the team directly please click ‘Read More’ under each team members profile.  

Partners Collaborators

Prof. Anne Hickey

Head of the Division of Population Health Sciences  RCSI

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Prof. David Williams

Professor of Stroke Medicine

 RCSI and Beaumont Hospital
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Prof. Kathleen Bennett

HRB Research Leader and Associate Professor in Pharmacoepidemiology

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Prof. Frances Horgan

Deputy Head of School of Physiotherapy, RCSI

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Dr. Niall Pender

Principal Clinical Neuropsychologist, Beaumont Hospital

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Dr Niamh Merriman

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Dr Eithne Sexton

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Dr Nora Donnelly

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Dr Maev-Ann Wren

Research Area Co-ordinator for Health and Quality of Life research at the ESRI

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Ms. Sinéad Hand

Digital Media Specailst

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Publications

Here you can read the latest StrokeCog Study Publications.

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Public Health Research

Addressing cognitive impairment
following stroke: systematic review and
meta-analysis of non-randomised
controlled studies of psychological
interventions

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Dissability & Rehabilitation

“I’m just not a Sudoku person”: analysis of stroke survivor, carer, and healthcare professional perspectives for the design of a cognitive rehabilitation intervention

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European Stroke Journal

Systematic review and meta-analysis of the prevalence of cognitive impairment no dementia in the first year post-stroke

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Public Health
Protocol

Managing cognitive impairment following stroke: protocol for a systematic review of non-randomised controlled studies of psychological interventions

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Cochrane Systematic Review

 Psychological interventions for managing cognitive impairment after stroke. 

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Healthcare Professionals 

Here you will have access to a wealth of information and educational resourses aimed at Healthcare Professionals such as study publications and much more.

StrokeCog Publications

Here you can read our StrokeCog research publications.


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Other Publications from our Team

Here you can browse other publications by our members of the StrokeCog team.


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StrokeCog Presentations

Here you can view presentations from the  StrokeCog team.


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Conference Registration

The StrokeCog conference will be held in Autumn 2020. Please click here for more info and  to register your interest.


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Ongoing Research

StrokeCog is conducting a number of research projects.


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Intervention Trials

Intervention development. Developing and testing a post-stroke cognitive intervention in a pilot randomised controlled trial. .


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FAQ

In this section we answer you frequenty asked questions.


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Public Awareness

Public and Patient Involvement.
Educational rescources and stroke related  information.

What is Stroke?

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted, blocked or reduced. Without proper blood flow, part of the brain is deprived of oxygen nerve cells in the affected area of the brain cant function and will become damaged.

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What is StrokeCog?

The StrokeCog study, involves modelling and modifying the consequences of stroke-related cognitive impairment through an intervention.

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Real Stories

Patient and Public information is at the core of our research. Heres what people have to say.

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Video Wall

At StrokeCog, one of our aims is to promote education about cognitive impairment post-stroke and the prevention of stroke. Check out these information videos to learn more. 

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Uselful Links

Irish Heart Foundation, SCTNI, Headway
Recognising the Signs of Stroke, FAST,

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Latest News

Latest publication from Stroke Cog team!

Check out the latest publication by the StrokeCog team at RCSI. Our review of models of post-stroke cognitive impairment has been recently published. Well done to all StrokeCog team! Available here: https://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/506283[…]

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HSE Open Access Research Award for StrokeCog

Delighted that our team member Niamh Merriman (pictured with award) has been awarded a HSE Open Access Research Award for  StrokeCog Systematic Review of non RCT Psychological Interventions for Cognitive[…]

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