Volunteers wanted for national stroke study

29 August 2018

The Stroke Research team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham are recruiting people who have experienced a stroke to a national trial, PLORAS (Predicting Language Outcome and Recovery After Stroke).

The PLORAS study, involving hundreds of stroke patients, aims to provide new ways to predict recovery from a stroke, based on where in the brain the damage has occurred.

Some stroke locations within the brain have very consistent effects, meaning clinicians may be able to tell new patients, and their families, how well they are likely to recover.

Taking part in the study, led by University College London (UCL), involves a trip to UCL to have an MRI scan and answer a questionnaire.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed by UCL, and the visit should take roughly one hour.

If you or someone you know has experienced a stroke that has affected their communication and would like to take part in PLORAS, please contact the Stroke Research Nurses at QEHB.

Katherine Ahlquist and Michelle Bates can be contacted by email at Katherine.ahlquist@uhb.nhs.uk or Michelle.Bates@uhb.nhs.uk