What effect does STARFISH mobile phone app have on physical behaviour and cadence patterns in people living with stroke?

Glasgow Caledonian University

Student: John Holden : University of Glasgow

Year Award Started: 2016

In Scotland we have a large number of stroke survivors, many of whom are left with lasting disability.
Stroke survivors tend to do less exercise and spend more time being inactive than healthy people
increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, and another strokes. Health risks of sedentary bouts are
independent of health benefits of physical activity. Cadence is the stepping rate per minute and is a
measure of intensity. Pre-existing objectively collected free living physical behaviours of people living
with stroke will be analysed to explore the effectiveness of a mobile phone application in reducing
sedentary bouts and increasing cadence.

Research area: Neurological conditions (including stroke)


Mr Danny Rafferty
Psychology, Social Work and Allied Health Sciences