New grant awarded to reduce sedentary behaviour after a stroke

New grant awarded to reduce sedentary behaviour after a stroke

 

Tuesday, 28 February, 2017

Congratulations to Professor Gillian Mead (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences and Geriatric Medicine), who is part of a new £3 million National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grant for Applied Research award to develop and evaluate strategies to reduce sedentary behaviour after a stroke.

The programme “Development and evaluation of strategies to reduce sedentary behaviour in patients after stroke and improve outcomes”, comprises five interlinked work packages including a large multicentre cluster Randomised Controlled Trial. The study focuses on reducing sitting time in survivors of stroke once they have been discharged from hospital and therapy services.

The multidisciplinary team, led by Professor Anne Forster of the University of Leeds and based in Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, also includes other partners from Leeds, Queen Mary University of London and University of Newcastle (Australia).