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Understanding Upper Limb function in Stroke patients

Jun 27, 2019

What is the research study about?

You are invited to take part in this research study. You have been invited because we aim to measure the upper limb function of adults who have suffered from a stroke.

To participate in this project you need to meet the following inclusion criteria:

  • You are aged 20 years or older.
  • You are able to sit unassisted for the duration of the testing.
  • You have previously suffered a stroke, with a score of 2-4 on the Modified Rankin Scale.

The research study is aiming to investigate upper limb function in patients with neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke and essential tremor, to develop a new physiological profiling assessment focused on function of the upper limb.

Do I have to take part in this research study?

Participation in this research study is voluntary. If you don’t wish to take part, you don’t have to. Your decision will not affect your relationship with The University of New South Wales or Neuroscience Research Australia.

This Participant Information Statement and Consent Form tells you about the research study. It explains the research tasks involved. Knowing what is involved will help you decide if you want to take part in the research.

Please read this information carefully. Ask questions about anything that you don’t understand or want to know more about. Before deciding whether or not to take part, you might want to talk about it with a relative or friend.

If you decide you want to take part in the research study, you will be asked to:

  • Sign the consent form ;
  • Keep a copy of this Participant Information Statement;

What does participation in this research require, and are there any risks involved?

If you decide to take part in the research study, you will be asked to fill out questionnaires which relate to your general health, physical ability and the function of your upper limb.

We will then ask you to perform a range of simple functional tests with your hand or arm that will take approximately 60 minutes. Measurements from these tests will determine the functional ability of your upper limb.


Research Team Contact

Name Lewis Ingram
Position PhD candidate
Telephone 0434 825 572