Post-Stroke Fatigue is a common and debilitating condition affecting stroke survivors’ quality of life, return to work, mood and life expectancy. There is no widely accepted evidence-based method of assessment, measurement or management of fatigue. Improved knowledge of both stroke survivor and health care practitioner perspectives on post-stroke fatigue could inform care pathways.
This thesis addresses four research questions
1) How is post-stroke fatigue perceived
2) What are the psychometric properties of current measurement scales?
3) How do healthcare practitioners assess post-stroke fatigue?
4) How is post-stroke fatigue managed?
Project start date and end date
01 January 2017 to present
PI: Karen Thomas
Supervisor: Professor Jonathan Mant
Co-Supervisor: Dr Ricky Mullis
1. How is poststroke fatigue understood by stroke survivors and carers? A thematic analysis of an online discussion forum. (2019) BMJ Open
2. Conceptualising post-stroke fatigue: a cross-sectional survey of UK-based physiotherapists and occupational therapists. (2019) BMJ Open