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Table 2 Top research priorities relating to the long term impact of TIA and minor stroke: consensus from TIA/minor stroke patients and key stakeholders

From: Establishing research priorities relating to the long-term impact of TIA and minor stroke through stakeholder-centred consensus

Top 11 research priorities relating to the long term impact of TIA and minor stroke
• What is the most effective follow-up pathway for TIA/ minor stroke patients?
• What is the best way to identify which TIA/ minor stroke patients will experience ongoing impairments?
• What are the best ways to train or educate healthcare professionals to recognise and understand impairments post-TIA/minor stroke?
• What are the best ways to manage and treat psychological impairment, cognitive impairment and fatigue after TIA/minor stroke?
• Would support groups improve outcomes for people after TIA/minor stroke?
• What is the best setting to support patients with impairments after TIA/minor stroke (such as TIA clinic, general practice, community setting)?
• What advice should healthcare professions give to TIA/minor stroke patients on return to work and activities?
• What information do people want to receive after they have experienced a TIA/minor stroke?
• What impact does having a TIA/minor stroke have on family members, including children?
• What impact does a diagnosis of ‘TIA’ vs ‘minor stroke’ have on patients and their follow-up care?
• How do services which treat or manage impairments post-TIA/minor stroke differ in different regions of England?