New research project to help stroke patients in Tayside

This new 2 year project entitled ‘Can an arts based creative engagement intervention following stroke improve psychosocial outcomes? A feasibility trial of a creative engagement intervention for in-patient rehabilitation’ which starts at the beginning of February and funded by the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) will study the impact of visual arts programmes in stroke rehabilitation

Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust (THAT) in partnership with NHS Tayside’s Department of Allied Health Professionals and the Social Dimensions of Health Institute, Universities of Dundee and St Andrews, will examine the effects on recovery and wellbeing of creative engagement in visual arts during inpatient stroke rehabilitation.

JMorris C KellyAcademic colleagues from Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow Caledonian Universities along with Chris Kelly (Projects Co-ordinator for THAT) and Dr Jacqui Morris, NHS Tayside Allied Health Professionals Research Lead and Senior Research Fellow in SDHI and the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Dundee, have worked to develop methods to scientifically test the Creative Engagement model for its effects on recovery and wellbeing after stroke.

For further information please contact Dr Jacqui Morris (j.y.morris @dundee.ac.uk)

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