Development of an online mindfulness program for stroke survivors and their caregivers


This study aims to test the satisfaction and ease-of-use of an online mindfulness program. The program is specifically designed to increase mindfulness for stroke survivors and their caregivers or loved ones. We are particularly interested to obtain feedback on the content of the program and the website used to offer it. The feedback and suggestions will help us to create a final version that is easy to understand and relevant for stroke survivors and caregivers. This study will be done virtually (no face-to-face visit). 

Keywords: stroke, mindfulness, well-being, caregiver,

Study Sites

This is a virtual study. Participation is not limited to a location.

  • Men & Women
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18 +

We are looking for stroke survivors and their caregivers aged 18 years and more, with access to internet on a computer or a smartphone. If you have participated in a mindfulness program or meditation exercises in the past 3 months, you will not be be eligible to participate in this study.

If you are interested to find out more about this study, please contact Marika Demers by email.


What's involved?

Study length
  • 3 weeks

Number of visits
  • 3 online meetings (1 before the program, 1 after the program and 1 done 1 month after)

  • Mindfulness exercises

  • Surveys

  • Interview

  • A list of mindfulness resources will be available for successful completion of study.

Medical cost coverage
  • Study-related tests and procedures are covered; Routine health care tests and procedures are not covered.

Why participate?

Your participation can help inform stroke rehabilitation and develop more effective rehabilitation techniques.


Must have

  • Aged older than 18 years old
  • Diagnosis of stroke (for stroke survivors) or caregiver/carer of someone who have had a stroke
  • Ability to access Internet using a computer, a tablet and/or a smartphone

Can't have

  • Severe language impairments
  • Regular meditation or participation in a mindfulness program in past 3 months

Study Team

Principal Investigator
Carolee Joyce Winstein, BA, BS, MS, PhD

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