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A self-care programme for informal carers of stroke survivors

selfcare for carer imageOur research project aims to test whether a special programme that helps people to learn coping skills can help carers of stroke survivors maintain their well-being.

Are you eligible?

We are looking for adult informal carers (family/whānau members or friends) who provide unpaid personal care, support and assistance to a person who had a stroke six or more months ago.

What will you be asked to do?

As we are still testing the programme, if you agree to participate in this study you will be randomly (by chance) allocated to attend either the programme or to continue with what you are presently doing (for example, maybe you already attend a carers’ support group).

If you are allocated to the programme group, you will participate in a six-month programme starting June 2021 through to November 2021. You will attend this programme for two hours, once a month. The programme will teach you skills of positive coping and ways to support your well-being.

We will provide a $30 grocery voucher as a token of thanks for your participation in this study, no matter which group you are allocated to.

Should you wish to take part in the study please contact:

Further information see the participant information sheet. 

School of Physiotherapy Tel: 0800 687 489
Email: clinicalresearch.physio@otago.ac.nz

Project details

Principal investigator, Prof Leigh Hale, 
Tel (03) 479 5425 
Email leigh.hale@otago.ac.nz
This project has been reviewed and approved by the University of Otago Human Ethics Committee. Reference: 21/018