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"I am so tired": investigating the relationship between fatigue, physical activity and sleep after stroke

More than half of adult stroke survivors report that they experience fatigue after their stroke. It is, however, unclear what causes the fatigue, whether fatigue levels fluctuate over time, and how rehabilitation clinicians might address it. Several factors have been associated with the fatigue experienced, including how much sleep a person has, the quality of the sleep, and how much exercise / physical activity the person has been doing. This project will collect data on fatigue using questionnaires and sleep and physical activity diaries, which will be validated using wearable devices, so as to explore the relationship between post-stroke fatigue, sleep and physical activity.
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Minimum entry requirements can be found here:
stroke, physical activity, fatigue, sleep, quantitative, clinical, neuroscience
Central Clinical School » Neuroscience
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Alfred Centre, The Alfred Hospital
Sharon Kramer

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