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Measuring and reducing stroke burden in New Zealand

Year:
2020
Duration:
60 months
Approved budget:
$4,996,868.45
Researchers:
Professor Valery Feigin
,
Associate Professor Rita Krishnamurthi
,
Professor Suzanne Barker-Collo
,
Dr Braden Te Ao
,
Professor Peter Barber
,
Professor Bruce Arroll
,
Associate Professor Daniel Exeter
,
Dr Yogini Ratnasabapathy
,
Professor Jeroen Douwes
,
Professor Annemarei Ranta
,
Dr Hinemoa Elder
,
Dr Priya Parmar
,
Dr Andrew Swain
,
Dr Bronwyn Tunnage
,
Associate Professor El-Shadan Tautolo
,
Professor Craig Anderson
,
Professor Amanda Thrift
,
Dr Derrick Bennett
,
Professor Dominique Cadilhac
,
Professor Paul Brown
Health issue:
Cardiovascular/cerebrovascular
Proposal type:
Programme
Lay summary
Recent changes in stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) treatment and management, require new studies to capture their impact on outcomes such as death, disability, costs and carer burden. This Programme aims to provide robust evidence of the burden of stroke/TIA using an ideal population-based approach; investigate pathways by which people reach hospital after stroke/TIA, such as using the ambulance or going to their GP, and how this affects their treatment and outcomes; link data with NZ Statistics to assess the effect of socioeconomic deprivation on stroke/TIA and estimate the burden of stroke for New Zealand by age, gender and ethnicity. Finally, as strokes are highly preventable, we will conduct a randomised controlled trial to test the effect of a psychological intervention known as health and wellness coaching, for the prevention of stroke after TIA and minor stroke. Programme findings will form a robust evidence platform for reducing stroke burden.