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Study led by Dr. Jennifer Beauchamp explores virtual environment for stroke survivor, caregiver mental health initiatives

Dr. Jennifer Beauchamp showing virtual world for stroke survivor mental health program
Virtual platform will develop content and games tailored to stroke survivors and their caregivers (Photo by David Sotelo / UTHealth Houston)

In an effort to increase social support and improve mental health among stroke survivors and their caregivers, a team of researchers with UTHealth Houston is customizing an existing virtual environment filled with fun, interactive ways to connect with others.

Jennifer E. S. Beauchamp, PhD, RN, an associate professor with Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston, is the principal investigator on the ongoing study, titled, “Self-management EdUcation and SuPport to Promote PsychOsocial Health among StRoke Survivors and Informal Caregivers in a VirTual Stroke Community (SUPPORT): A Pilot Project.”

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