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Prize for Dr Meenakshi Nayar

Dr Meenakshi Nayar, NIHR academic clinical fellow in Rehabilitation medicine has won the coveted ‘Peer prize’ for her work on ‘Psychometric evaluation of the UK FIM+FAM in stroke patients’.

The Kings Integrated academic Trainees poster competition was held at on the 8th of May at the Gordon Museum Kings campus and included posters from a huge variety of medical and surgical specialities. The posters were assessed by academics from the Kings school of medicine and external assessors. The trainees and academics at the event were able to vote for their favourite presentation as the ‘peer prize’. Dr Nayar won this years ‘peer prize’ which includes a £500 bursary. Dr Nayar’s research carried out at the Cicely Saunders Institute with Professor Lynne Turner-Stokes examined the psychometric properties of UK FIM+FAM in stroke patients, focussing on the differences between left and right hemispheric strokes.

Further information:

The First psychometric analysis of UK FIM+FAM in stroke patients: Comparison of left and right hemispheric strokes 

Meenakshi Nayar, Lynne Turner-Stokes, Richard J Siegert

This was the first study into the psychometric scaling properties of the UK FIM+FAM in stroke patients. Three subscales were found – motor, communication and psychosocial with high internal consistency. Right hemispheric strokes were found to be more physically disabled (mean difference = 3.22, p<0.05, CI 0.41 to 6.03). Left hemisphere strokes were more cognitively disabled (mean difference = -9.66, p<0.01, CI -10.08 to -2.08) both in the communication and psychosocial subscales.