Professor Logan introduced the research entitled "Multi-centre randomised controlled trial of an outdoor mobility intervention after stroke."
She outlined how strokes can make people feel isolated, imprisoned and housebound. The trial to evaluate this was funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment, and asked the following questions:
Does outdoor mobility rehabilitation...
- Improve outdoor mobility participation?
- Improve quality of life?
- Is it cost effective?
Participants were set goals to encourage "getting out and about," and with the assistance of trained therapists were given help with
- Bus timetables
- Rehearse steps
- Landmarks for getting off
- Practice with money
- Contingency plans
- Stress management
- Practicing journeys
- Sitting separately/follow bus
The presentation slides in their entirety can be downloaded and viewed by clicking on this link