Location: Dinwoodie 1 and 2, Cicely Saunders Institute, Denmark Hill Campus
Unexpected results- rehabilitation trials demonstrating no benefit
Speaker: Professor Catherine Sackley
Abstract: Large, definitive trials have demonstrated no benefit of the rehabilitation intervention in stroke and Parkinson's Disease. Publishing and implementing the results brings challenges. How can we learn from these studies and what does it mean for the design and conduct of future studies.
About the speaker: Professor Sackley is a NIHR Senior Investigator and trialist who specialises in the evaluation of complex and behavioural interventions. Her research focuses on the problems experienced by older people and people with stroke and neurological disease living in the community. Her team works closely with older people and her work has informed clinical practice, particularly for the residents of care homes. It covers common daily problems such as incontinence, difficulties with mobility and other activities of daily living. The group has supported research capacity development within the NHS and Catherine has supervised over twenty five training awards for Allied Health Professionals.