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Stroke survivors needed for online survey

Thu 23 May 2019

Researchers from Nottingham are looking for stroke survivors to take part in an online survey about their use of online communities and message-boards.

Researchers at the University of Nottingham are looking for stroke survivors who would like to take part in a brief online survey. Our research is looking at the impact of online communities and message-boards for stroke survivors on life after stroke. If you have ever used an online stroke-related group; message board; or chatroom, we would like to hear from you, even if you just like to read the messages.

Who is the survey for?

Adult stroke survivors and TIA survivors who have used any online group, message-board or chatroom for stroke survivors. We would like to hear from stroke survivors who post on these sites as well as those who just like to read.

What does it involve?

The survey is online, anonymous and brief. Most of the questions offer multiple-choice answers, so we anticipate it should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. You are also given the opportunity to provide longer written responses, if you wish. All responses will be kept strictly confidential.

What is it for?

Increasing numbers of stroke survivors are turning online for peer support and community, but we still don’t know whether this has the same benefits as conventional face-to-face support. There are many advantages to online support communities, but we must better understand their impact on stroke survivors before we can develop and promote them. Your responses will help us to gain insight into how these communities may affect a stroke survivor’s life.

If you are interested in our research or would like to take part, please follow the link below. Alternatively, please feel free to contact the researcher with any questions or concerns.

nottingham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/stroke-survivors-understanding-online-support

The survey will remain open until 31st July 2019.

Primary researcher: James Lumb,
Rehabilitation Psychology MSc,
University of Nottingham, UK
lpxjl6@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk

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