Research Fellow, Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,199 - £39,610 per annum
07 Jun 2019
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19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 19/06/2019
Salary £33,199 - £39,610 per annum (potential to progress to £43,266 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)
Job category/type Research

Job description

The aims of this research are to develop and test:

  1. an App version ('Brain Fit' app) from a paper-based rehabilitation manual ("The Healthy Brain Rehabilitation Manual') for use in the TIA/'minor' stroke population; and,
  2. a cardiovascular risk factor assessment tool for use in primary care.

The study will involve undertaking a systematic review of previous studies to identify potentially relevant Apps which have been developed for use in the TIA/'minor' stroke population. The researcher will conduct semi-structured interviews and 'think aloud' sessions with patients, family members and health professionals in order to facilitate the development of the App. A pilot study of the App will be undertaken with patients, followed by focus groups at the end of the pilot study. A similar process will be undertaken for development of the cardiovascular risk factor assessment tool.

This study is funded by Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke (NICHS).

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