Volunteers needed for stroke research study

Researchers at Leeds Beckett University are carrying out research exploring how stroke survivors and their caregivers with an ethnic minority background access and experience health and social care services, and they need volunteers to help them.

In the United Kingdom 100,000 people have strokes each year and there are 1.3 million stroke survivors. People from ethnic minorities such as South Asian and Black populations, are more likely to have a stroke than those from White ethnic groups. For this reason, understanding health inequalities in stroke care and support is a priority.

The researchers are looking for anyone from an ethnic minority background who has had a stroke or are a carer of someone living with a stroke.

Those who volunteer will be asked to take part in an interview online or in person which will take around 45 minutes. They will also be asked to complete a short online questionnaire. Volunteers will receive a £20 shopping voucher as a thank you.

Dr Suzie Wang and Dr Lindsey Thiel at Leeds Beckett University and Dr Andrea Kusec at Oxford University are leading the research. Dr Thiel said:

“People who volunteer for this study will be helping us to understand the experience of people from minoritized ethnicities who have had a stroke, and this will be an important step in improving services and making them more inclusive and accessible.

“Having real world experience helps us demonstrate the influence of the research.”

Please contact Lindsey Thiel at l.thiel@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or Dr Suzie Wang at x.wang@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for more information and to apply.


This post is based on a press release issued by Leeds Beckett University


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