Monday, 3 March 2014

£1.5 Million awarded by NIHR for new research project - Big CACTUS

£1.5 million has been awarded from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment programme to fund a research project within RATs and the Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) at Sheffield University. The research project, "Cost effectiveness of aphasia computer treatment versus usual stimulation (CACTUS)  will investigate the clinical and cost-effectiveness of aphasia computer treatment long-term post-stroke.

Step-by-Step is a computer program which aims to help people complete various exercises as part of their rehabilitation post-stroke. Following the pilot study this study aims to compare computer therapy with attention control (puzzle books) and usual care to see if the use of computer software with the assistance from a volunteer/speech therapy assistant can improve speech recovery in those with aphasia.

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