"The educational programs contained in these DVDs are the keys to improving quality of life post-stroke. It is like having a personal trainer and health professional available 24/7”Professor Antonio Culebras, MD, First-President of the World Stroke Organization
"The DVDs are excellent"Sonia Hobbs, The Lancet Neurology 2007
"This is a unique and outstanding video guide for stroke survivors and their families. I strongly recommend it."Vladimir Hachinski, MD, FRCPC, DSc.Professor of Neurology, University of Western OntarionLondon, Canada
"Let this set be much used and make it widely available!"Prof. Bo Norrving, International Journal of Stroke 2007 “These DVDs likewise provide valuable information and a positive message of hope.”
Dr Ian B. Ross, Journal of American Medical Association 2008
"My most sincere congratulations for a fine job. I will pass it along my institutional colleagues, as I believe this would be very useful for our patients."Jose Biller, M.D., FACP, FAAN, FAHAProfessor and Chairman, Department of Neurology, Loyola University Chicago, USA
“The New Zealand Stroke Education Charitable Trust (NZSET) and a new stroke educational website looks great and should be an excellent resource.”Associate Professor Wyatt PageMassey University, Wellington, NZ
"This set of DVDs prepared by Prof Valery Feigin, a world renowned expert of stroke, are an exceptional and new instrument for a set of people that may be involved in the care of patients with stroke. These DVDs encourage the patients and their caregivers to take responsibility for their own self-care management on a daily basis. In conclusion this small set of DVD is an extraordinary additional resource for stroke patient their family and all stroke teams should consider. I am sure Dr Feigin’s outstanding work will help considerably to improve the management of this difficult condition both in hospital and community setting."
Associate Professor Giancarlo Logroscino, MD, PhD
"I would rate this DVD series as highly useful to patients with stroke who have relatively preserved language comprehension and, certainly, to family members and caregivers of individuals status post stroke. I am not aware of any other CD/DVD series that so thoroughly explores the disease process, it's assessment, treatment and rehabilitation, as well as, prognosis and outcome. I would recommend this video series be made available to stroke patients and their families both in acute care, as well as, in community re-entry and post-acute stroke rehabilitation settings."
Nathan D. Zasler, M.D., FAAPM&R, FACRM, FAADEP, DAAPM, CBISTCo-Editor, NeuroRehabilitationChairperson, International Brain Injury Association
"The first DVD, although interesting, has less practically useful information for patients than the others in the series, and though there is emphasis on smoking cessation, exercise and nutrition, it would be most useful for patients who want to understand the theory behind what has happened to them. I will give the second DVD to patients who have suffered a hemplegia, dysphagia or dysar-thria prior to arriving home to aid rehabilitation, the third to caregivers of most patients in the immediate period after a stroke and would strongly recommend them to practices wanting to improve their patient education resources."
Dr Joseph Scott Jones, New Zealand Family Physician 2007
"Heartiest congratulations on developing New Zealand Stroke Education Charitable Trust (NZSET), which I am sure will be very useful audio visual rehabilitation and strategy material for stroke patients."
Prof. Praful Dalal, Research Director and Consultant NeurophysicianLKMM Trust Research Centre at Lialvati HospitalMumbai, India
"Professor Feigin, who published When Lightening Strikes – an illustrated guide to stroke prevention and recovery, has supplemented his work with a set of educational DVDs for and by stroke survivors. … Efforts such as Feigin’s may help not just with instruction but also motivation."
New Zealand Listener
"After 20 years of study Professor Feigin has produced a set of three DVDs of comprehensive, medically accurate procedures on how to deal with stroke victims."
The Aucklander South
"I George Tavita have found the stroke DVD very rewarding, as one of the stroke victims giving info on how I was hit with the stroke, it was also good to see how others got their stroke, also how to overcome it, also to try and learn a normal life again. I myself hope that my info in getting back to normal has helped other stroke victims".
"They are very helpful in understanding different types and causes of stroke. Also listening to different sufferers of stroke and their caregivers point of views. I recomment it that all health professionals keep a copy to show in their waiting rooms etc."
“At the very least every Hospital should have a couple of copies of these DVD’s for lending to patients, every Stroke Club should have a copy and every care facility should have a copy. It’s cheap education for those involved in caring for stroke people and the return on investment would be very fast by way of reducing falls, less physiotherapy time needed (due to unpaid caregivers being able to do the daily exercises) etc… I would recommend it to patients and caregivers.”