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In the UK, there are over 1.2 million people living with the consequences of a stroke. Around two thirds of people who have experienced a stroke report being unable to fully return to the leisure activities that they enjoyed before their stroke.

The aim of this study is to look at how participation in leisure changes for people who have experienced a stroke. People will be invited to take part in the study while they are in hospital or attending their first TIA (transient ischaemic attack) clinic appointment. People who agree to participate will be asked to complete two questionnaires, one at baseline and then a second questionnaire 6 months after their TIA/stroke. The Shortened Nottingham Leisure Questionnaire is the primary measure for the study. A sub-sample of participants, who return both questionnaires, will be invited to take part in a telephone interview to discuss in greater detail their responses in the questionnaires.

The Royal Preston Hospital (part of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals) was a recruitment centre for this study.

Further information about the study can be found here.