1. Overview of the PAPAR study

What is the purpose of the PAPAR study?
Our aim is to investigate how stroke patients with communication impairment recover language function. We want to determine the best predictors of language improvement and treatment response in the critical phases of brain recovery following a stroke.

What will I have to do if I agree to participate?
If you agree to participate in this study your participation will involve coming to the Herston Imaging Research Facility (HIRF) at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Herston. Prior to the scanning session, a brief telephone interview will be conducted to screen for project suitability. Eligible participants will then attend one session at HIRF that will last approximately four hours and will include the following:

MRI Safety Questionnaire (10 minutes)
Cognitive screening assessment (approximately 15 minutes)
MRI brain scan (approximately 1 hour)
A hearing screen (about 10 minutes)
Language tasks (up to 2 hours)

A reimbursement of $30 for time and effort will be provided to all participants.

Am I eligible to participate in the PAPAR study?
We are seeking healthy male and female participants between 45-85 years of age who are right handed, have English as a primary language, have no history of neurological disease, mental illness, or head trauma, nor have any metals present in the body which would be unsafe in an MRI scanner. Please complete the following pages of this survey to help our research team determine if you are meeting all the criteria we are looking for in our participants. A member of the research team will contact you via email to let you know the outcome of this screening process as soon as possible.


Thank you for your interest in the PAPAR study. Please click the OK button to complete the eligibility survey and help us determine if you can participate in the PAPAR study! Note that the survey is most easily completed using a computer or laptop, but a phone or tablet can also be used.
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