The health problem
Evidence from the UK and Europe shows that stroke survivors continue to have multiple needs or demands some years after their stroke, including social, emotional, financial, and work-related needs, as well as needs for information about their stroke, prognosis, and medical support.
Some of these needs may be relatively hidden, such as those relating to cognitive problems, fatigue and pain. As a result, family members and informal caregivers often experience long-term negative impacts on their emotional health and wellbeing, and lack support and information.
Aim of this research
Vascular researchers at ARC South London, led by Professor Charles Wolfe, professor of public health at King's College London, are carrying out a scoping review to identify and summarise current knowledge and understanding of the longer-term needs and demands of stroke survivors as perceived by stroke survivors, family members and informal caregivers.