The overall aim of this study is to model and modify the consequences of stroke-related cognitive impairment through intervention. This will be addressed by: building an innovative epidemiological model that tracks post-stroke cognitive impairment progression over time, enabling evaluation of the effects of cognitive rehabilitation post-stroke; developing and testing a post-stroke cognitive intervention in a pilot RCT; costing post-stroke cognitive impairment and the continuum to dementia, and conducting an evaluation of the potential cost-effectiveness of hypothetical interventions to reduce post-stroke cognitive impairment. The project is led by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the ESRI and is funded by the Health Research Board (HRB) Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement (ICE) Award. The project is ongoing and is due to report in 2019.
The ESRI works towards a national vision of ‘Informed policy for a better Ireland’. This means producing high-quality analysis to provide robust evidence for policymaking, with the goals of research excellence and policy impact.
The ESRI produces research that contributes to understanding economic and social change in the new international context and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland.