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How to do health services research in stroke: a focus on performance measurement and quality improvement (2018)
Journal Article
performance measurement and quality improvement. International Journal of Stroke, 13(2), doi:10.1177/1747493017750924. ISSN 1747-4930

The objective of this ‘How to’ research series article is to provide guidance on getting started in Health Services Research. The purpose of health services research is to contribute knowledge that can be used to help improve health systems and clini... Read More

Biopsychosocial Intervention for Stroke Carers (BISC): protocol for a feasibility randomized controlled trial (2017)
Journal Article
Walker, M. F., Thomas, S. A., Whitehead, P. J., Condon, L., Fisher, R. J., Kontou, E., …Cobley, C. (in press). Biopsychosocial Intervention for Stroke Carers (BISC): protocol for a feasibility randomized controlled trial. BMJ Open, 7, doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018309. ISSN 2044-6055

Introduction Reducing length of hospital stay for stroke survivors often creates a shift in the responsibility of care towards informal carers. Adjustment to the caregiving process is experienced by many carers as overwhelming, complex and demand... Read More

Is stroke early supported discharge still effective in practice? A prospective comparative study (2016)
Journal Article
Fisher, R. J., Cobley, C., Potgieter, I., Moody, A., Nouri, F., Gaynor, C., …Walker, M. F. (2016). Is stroke early supported discharge still effective in practice? A prospective comparative study. Clinical Rehabilitation, 30(3), doi:10.1177/0269215515578697. ISSN 0269-2155

Objective: Randomised controlled trials have shown the benefits of Early Supported Discharge (ESD) of stroke survivors. Our aim was to evaluate whether ESD is still beneficial when operating in the complex context of frontline healthcare provision.... Read More

Implementing evidence-based stroke Early Supported Discharge services: a qualitative study of challenges, facilitators and impact (2013)
Journal Article
Chouliara, N., Fisher, R. J., Kerr, M., & Walker, M. F. (2014). Implementing evidence-based stroke Early Supported Discharge services: a qualitative study of challenges, facilitators and impact. Clinical Rehabilitation, 28(4), doi:10.1177/0269215513502212

Objectives: To explore the perspectives of healthcare professionals and commissioners working with a stroke Early Supported Discharge service in relation to: (1) the factors that facilitate or impede the implementation of the service, and (2) the imp... Read More