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1 Life after Stroke in Scotland Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit

2 James Lind 18 th Century Scottish naval surgeon. First fully reported clinical trial. What would prevent scurvy? Established the value of citrus fruits.

3 James Lind Was a pioneer because: He was uncertain about an area of health. He identified the important question. He asked the question that mattered to the people affected by the problem.

4 The James Lind Alliance was formed in 2004 to help people ask questions that have never been answered in healthcare. A number of steps are used to find the most important questions for future research

5 Gaps Treatment uncertainties Most important Top 10

6 James Lind Alliance The JLA have helped people to identify treatment uncertainties for a variety of healthcare conditions. We want to find out unanswered research questions to do with Life after Stroke in Scotland

7 Next steps 1.Gather research questions from all over Scotland. 2. Questions with an answer will be removed. 3. Ask which are the most important questions to you.

8 Next steps 4.Volunteer stroke survivors, carers and health professionals will work together. 5.They will agree which questions are most important. 6.…and they will produce a Top 10 list of research questions about life after stroke.

9 Top 10 research questions Inform future research into Life after Stroke:-  Reports to research organisations and charities.  Publish in magazines, newsletters, websites.  Produce as an academic paper.

10 How do I get involved? Tell us your questions about Life after Stroke. Volunteer to help us work out the most important questions.

11 What sort of questions? Anything that is important to you is important to us Some previous examples: “Are breathing exercises helpful in controlling asthma?” “Can there be more research into type 1 diabetes and coeliac disease? I find the gluten free diet plays havoc with my diabetic control.” “What is the evidence for gargling aspirin to relieve a sore throat?”

12 How do I get my questions to you? Bridget St George NMAHP Research Unit Buchanan House Glasgow University Cowcaddens Rd G4 0BA Website:


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