Looking after your teeth and gums after you have had 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.

Researchers want to work together with stroke survivors and their carers to find out how they can help people look after their mouth hygiene 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.

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?

There are two parts to the project:

Phase 1 – The team will meet stroke survivors in their own homes to speak to them about the issues around mouth care. It is fine for carers to be present and participate as well.

Phase 2 – Workshops will be held with additional stroke survivors and healthcare professionals. The aim of these workshops will be to identify which issues are important to stroke survivors and their carers. The research team will work with the stroke survivors to design an intervention.

How to take part:

You can contact the research team directly using the ‘enquiries’ button or contact:

 Sharon Hulme, Trial Coordinator: 0161 206 5755 

Where will the research take place?

Phase 1 –  Interviews will take place in your home. The interviews will last approx. 1 hour and will be audio and/or video recorded.

Phase 2 – The workshops will take place at  Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and you will be reimbursed for your travel expenses. Stroke survivors will attend three workshops over six months, each workshop lasting up to three hours.



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

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