Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:

Monday, July 31, 2017

GRIT Study Recruitment Notice - How much do survivors of Stroke and their caregivers have?

A friends spouse is running this. I scored at 3.417, so-so in the grit category. To me this is a combination of persistence, resilience, perseverance.
We are currently recruiting participants for a study entitled GRIT: How much do survivors of Stroke and their caregivers have? GRIT is defined as perseverance and passion for long-term goals. The goal of this study is to learn about the grit experiences of patients who have survived stroke and the grit experiences of their caregivers. The results of this study may help us better understand how GRIT contributes to the recovery and community reintegration process. We also wonder how GRIT among caregivers influences successful community reintegration.
The study consists of 2 phases – an online survey and an optional interview. In the first phase, participants will be asked to complete a single online survey. We anticipate that the total time commitment of this survey to be approximately 20 - 30 minutes. Phase 2 is optional. It consists of an interview about grit experiences with reaching goals after having a stroke. The interview is expected to last between 45-60 minutes.
Expedited status has been received for this study (#0012-2017) from the Briar Cliff University Institutional Review Board. Completion of the survey in all or in part will be interpreted as consent to participate in the study. Respondents will be anonymous to the researchers for phase one. Demographic data will be analyzed and disseminated in aggregate. For phase 2 interviews, participants may choose a pseudonym for a name.
If you are interested in participating in this study, please complete the survey at the following link:
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. I can be reached at:
Sue Klappa PT, PhD
Briar Cliff University
4280 Sergeant Road, suite 100
Sioux City, IA 51106
Office: 712-279-5560

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