On Tuesday the 04th of May, the FAST INdICATE research team celebrated reaching its final 288 patient target with the local Norfolk teams and participants.
FAST INdICATE is a randomised controlled clinical trial, designed to compare the effects of two different therapy interventions on upper limb recovery early after stroke; and to increase understanding of how the central nervous system (CNS) recovers in response to these therapy interventions.
After 42 months of recruiting, between August 2012 and January 2016, the FAST INdICATE trial finally hit its 288 patient target on the 29th of January 2016.
To mark this fantastic achievement, the Norwich Community Hospital kindly hosted a celebratory lunch. The event was well attended by over 30 past participants, as well as members of the UEA research team, the Norfolk Community Hospitals Trust and NIHR Communications and Media team.
The remaining participants are now expected to complete their last 6-month follow-up assessments during July 2016, with a final report due for submission to the trial funder (the EME Programme) by the 31st of October 2016.
More information about the FAST INdICATE Trial can be found on the trial website:
A photo taken from the event of three members of the UEA FAST INdICATE research team. From left to right- Katey Collins (Masked Assessor), Claire Havis (Research Therapist) and Liz Chandler (Research Therapist).