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  • This blog is about the effect of dysarthria on confidence. Annette had a stroke in 2014 and has avoided social interactions because of her dysarthria. She believes that involvement in research has helped her to conquer fears of new relationships by putting dysarthria into perspective. This blog shows how her research experience helped her to see a...
    March 16 2018
  • This blog for our special series on #LifeAfterStroke is for anyone interested in cognitive rehabilitation after stroke. Neuropsychologist Marta Bienkiewicz, takes a look at what we know about its effectiveness.I remember, as a child, being confused as to why my neighbour, who was a neurosurgeon, had to not only stop working, but could not...
    March 15 2018
  • Cochrane UK are delighted to be hosting the 25th annual Cochrane Colloquium.  It will be held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Scotland from 16th to 18th September 2018. The theme of the Colloquium will be: ‘Cochrane for all – better evidence for better health decisions’. This will be a Colloquium for...
    March 14 2018
  • The James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership for Stroke in Scotland Top 10 priorities for research include “what are the best ways to help people come to terms with the long term consequences of stroke?” and “what are the best ways to improve confidence after stroke?”  In this blog, Caroline Carus reflects on some of the...
    March 13 2018
  • In this blog, Julie Duncan Millar, PhD Student and Physiotherapist, reflects on the difficulties of comparing and sharing upper limb rehabilitation trial data and proposes a condensed toolkit of measures recommended for researchers to use in future trials. The toolkit was developed by considering the stroke survivor, family and friend, clinician...
    March 8 2018
  • In this blog for our special series on #LifeAfterStroke, Annette Dancer and Claire Mitchell give us their perspectives on why research is better when researchers and people affected by stroke work together, and what they gained from their collaboration.Claire’s storyThe best thing that happened to me when I carried out my PhD into dysarthria (...
    March 7 2018
  • Throughout March 2018, Cochrane UK are running a special series of blogs and other material on the theme of #LifeAfterStroke. This will include Cochrane evidence, ongoing research and the perspectives of stroke survivors, researchers and health professionals on life after stroke. On this page you will find all of the blogs and other...
    March 2 2018
  • Sarah Chapman introduces #LifeAfterStroke, Cochrane UK’s special series of blogs, and other material, that will include Cochrane evidence, ongoing research and the perspectives of stroke survivors, researchers and health professionals on life after stroke.I doubt you need me to tell you that stroke is common. In England alone, every year, around...
    March 2 2018
  • Sarah Chapman looks at a new Cochrane Review, published today, with evidence on whether displaying calories on menus and next to food in cafes can influence our choices and reduce our calorie intake.With some time to spare before we were due to give a talk, my colleague and I went into the only available coffee shop, belonging to one of the chains...
    February 27 2018
  • The opportunity to present workshops, special sessions, oral presentations and posters is now open, as of 5 January 2018. This is your chance to be part of the 25th annual Cochrane Colloquium. The theme of the event is ‘Cochrane for all – better evidence for better health decisions’ and we look forward to receiving submissions on the sub-...
    February 23 2018

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