Stroke rehabilitation – exercise training
This research was completed on 31 December 2003
|Project Leader||Dr J M Gregson, Mr M J Leathley, Mr T L Smith, Dr C L Watkins and Dr A K Sharma.|
|Location||Stroke Team for Audit and Research, Department of Medicine for the Elderly, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool in conjunction with the Department of Nursing, University of Central Lancashire, Preston.|
|Grant awarded||12 March 2001|
|Start date||30 September 2002|
|End date||31 December 2003|
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