When stroke survivors “hit brick wall after brick wall”. What can we do when the evidence base doesn’t guide us.
This webinar will discuss the issue of post-stroke fatigue. The following topics will be covered:
- What do we think causes post-stroke fatigue?
- How are Australian clinicians managing post-stroke fatigue?
- What is the current evidence base?
- What do stroke survivors tell us helps?
- Where is the research field heading in this area?
Clinicians working with stroke survivors with post-stroke fatigue in any setting (including inpatient, outpatient and community-based rehabilitation).
Dr Dawn Simpson is a lecturer in Physiotherapy with the University of Newcastle. Before her PhD, Dawn worked in public health for over 20 years in the UK and Australia. Her clinical experience is predominantly in Rehabilitation and Aged Care and her clinical research interest is stroke rehabilitation and recovery. Her post-doctoral research focuses on post-stroke fatigue which affects around half of stroke survivors and yet the evidence base for fatigue recovery is very limited. She is part of the 3rd Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable Fatigue Task Force, an international roundtable that aims to set and drive forward the research agenda for post-stroke fatigue. Dawn is also interested in factors that influence sedentary behaviour and physical activity for stroke survivors, and health service models that could support improved rehabilitation and recovery outcomes.