Developing a toolkit to help care for your teeth and gums after a stroke

Study summary

When you have had a stroke, being able to care for your teeth or dentures and gums can sometimes be very difficult. But not being able to care for your teeth and gums can cause other health problems and affect your dignity and self-esteem.

Researchers want to work together with stroke survivors and their carers to find out how they can help people to manage their mouth care after they have had a stroke.

The team want to develop a toolkit for stroke survivors that could be used after they have been discharged from hospital to help with mouth care.

Who can take part?

You are eligible to take part if:

  • You have had a stroke more than two months ago
  • You require assistance with a least one element of your daily living OR you have experienced difficulty looking after your own mouth care (including cleaning your teeth or dentures) at any time since your stroke
  • You are over 18 years of age
  • You live in the Greater Manchester area

What will the research involve?

The team will be holding workshops with stroke survivors and carers on:

Thursday 14th March 

Thursday 2nd May

Wednesday 15th May 

Using information from interviews with stroke survivors, the workshops will be an opportunity to discuss what the key issues are for stroke survivors and their carers to help develop a toolkit that can be used to improve mouth care.

How to take part:

To take part in one or more of the workshops, please use the  ‘enquiries’ button or contact:

 Sharon Hulme, Trial Coordinator: 0161 206 5755 

Where will the research take place?

Workshops will take place at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

Workshops will be from 10.30 – 1.30 with refreshments and lunch provided.

You will be reimbursed for your travel expenses and where required, transport can be arranged.

Posted on 15th March 2018 by Jess Zadik

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Study References

Ethics approved references for this study are listed below

  • REC 17/NW/0335