Information for participants
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Can I participate in the study?
Participants for this study will be recruited at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (Salford, UK) and Stanford Health Care (Stanford, USA) shortly after surviving an ischemic stroke.
Eligible participants must:
- have had an ischemic stroke in the last 48 hours
- be over the age of 45
- have no health problems that might interfere with their participation
- be an inpatient at either Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (Salford, UK) or Stanford Health Care (Stanford, USA).
Full participation criteria can be found in our patient information sheets.
If you believe that you or your relative might be eligible, please speak to your doctor, who will be able to tell you if you are able to participate and will provide you with further information.
If you have any general questions, please contact a member of the study team.
Any participant in the study will:
- be able to withdraw their consent for participation at any time, and request that any samples they’ve previously given or questionnaires they’ve taken be destroyed;
- be re-compensated for travel costs;
- not be identifiable to the scientists analysing the blood samples they give and the questionnaires they take.
Patient information sheets
View full participation criteria and the Salford Royal NHS Trust patient information sheet:
- Stroke-IMPaCT patient information sheet (PDF, 624KB)
- Stroke-IMPaCT patient information sheet – aphasia-friendly version (PDF, 897KB)
- How follow-up visits are being made COVID-safe (PDF, 604KB)
- Stroke-IMPaCT patient information sheet – MRI scan (PDF, 283KB)
Can I contribute to this study if I’ve not had a stroke?
To help the scientists with this research, we need 100 people who haven’t had a stroke to participate in this study.
If you decide to participate, you will be asked to donate a blood sample of approximately 50 ml (10 teaspoons) on three occasions over the next five years.
Further details will be posted here when available. Follow us on Twitter (@ImpactStroke) to find out when you can contribute.