Research participation requests are sent to the Stroke Association from external research institutions (e.g. universities and hospitals), which we post on My Stroke Guide.
We conduct basic checks on these before promoting but are not involved in their running. This means we cannot comment on trials and have no affiliation with them.
A Trainee Clinical Psychologist from the University of Surrey would like to hear about the experiences of female stroke survivors with experience of providing unpaid care for a family member before and after their stroke.
They hope that your answers to our online survey will give a better understanding of what it is like to live with these circumstances and improve services to support carers like you in future.
Unpaid care; female stroke survivors; online survey; service improvement
Very little is known about what it is like to continue to care for a family member after a stroke. Our hope is that hearing about your experiences will give us a better understanding of what it is like to live with these circumstances.
We hope that this will help services to better assess and meet the needs of carers like you.
This study involves completing an online survey, which takes between 10 and 20 minutes to complete.
Use the link or QR code to access this survey:
We are looking for adult women living in the UK.
You will need to be a stroke survivor and providing at least 5 hours of unpaid care per week for a family member.
You will need to have had your stroke at least 12 months ago and have been providing care for at least 12 months before your stroke.
We’re particularly keen to hear from women who identify as being part of the LGBTQ+ community or other minoritised groups!
If you would like to find out more information about this doctoral research project, email:
Catherine McGoldrick (Trainee Clinical Psychologist): firstname.lastname@example.org