Survey: Understanding the impact of stroke on informal caregivers

Julia Marshall, a researcher at Cardiff University is asking for anyone to complete a series of surveys to help understand the impact of stroke on informal caregivers compared with other people.

Link: Physical and Psychological Impact of Caregiving

What is the study about?

We want to understand the physical and psychological impact a stroke has on informal caregivers, comparing their experiences compared with different types of caregiving and non-caregivers.

The research will collect and compare survey responses from people caring for stroke survivors, other caregivers and people who aren’t caregivers to understand whether there are differences given the sudden and unpredictable nature of a stroke.

Your contribution will help us understand the health burden faced by caregivers, informing policy and practice to support caregivers in the future.

Who can take part?

The survey is open to anyone, depending on your experience you will be allocated into a group of:

  • Caregivers of stroke survivors
  • Other types of caregivers
  • Non-caregivers

What will it Involve?

You will be asked to complete a series of online questionnaires, with the option to sign up for a later telephone interview.

The questionnaires should not take more than 10 minutes each to complete and you do not need to complete them all in one sitting, with one month in which to complete them.

If you are unable to complete an online questionnaire, or if feel uncomfortable doing so, but do want to take part, please contact the lead researcher, Julia Marshall, We will try to facilitate your taking part as best as we can.

Link: Physical and Psychological Impact of Caregiving