StrokeCog: Modelling and modifying the consequences of stroke-related cognitive impairment through intervention

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.

External Researchers

Kathleen Bennett, HRB Research Leader and Associate Professor in Pharmacoepidemiology, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Niamh Merriman, Postdoctoral Researcher, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Anne Hickey, Head of the Division of Population Health Sciences (PHS), Head of the Department of Psychology and SPHeRE Programme Co-Director, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland