Central Post-Stroke Pain - a Prospective Study

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Danish Pain Research Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: August 11, 2009
Last updated: August 29, 2011
Last verified: August 2011

Part 1: The purpose of the first part of the study is to investigate the prevalence of pain at stroke onset and 3 and 6 months after stroke in a consecutive cohort of stroke patients admitted to a stroke unit.

Part 2: The purpose of the second part of the study is to identify patients who develop central post-stroke pain within the first 6 months following stroke and to try to identify early prognostic factors for the development of pain.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Central Post-Stroke Pain - a Prospective Study of Consecutively Admitted Patients With Recent Stroke

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Further study details as provided by Danish Pain Research Center:

Enrollment: 275
Study Start Date: February 2008
Study Completion Date: July 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Part 1:

  • Within 3 days of admission: medical history, pain history, sensory examination
  • Telephone follow-up at 3 and 6 months post-stroke: pain history

Part 2:

  • Medical history, Pain history, Sensory examination

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Consecutive stroke patients admitted to the Stroke Unit of the Department of Neurology at Aarhus University Hospital between February 2008 to October 2009


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Recent cerebrovascular stroke

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe dementia, aphasia or psychosis
  • Patients who cannot cooperate at time of inclusion
  • Patients who do not understand Danish
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00957645

Sponsors and Collaborators
Danish Pain Research Center
Principal Investigator: Henriette Klit, MD Danish Pain Research Center
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Danish Pain Research Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00957645     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20060116
Study First Received: August 11, 2009
Last Updated: August 29, 2011
Health Authority: Denmark: Danish Dataprotection Agency

Keywords provided by Danish Pain Research Center:
Central post-stroke pain
post-stroke pain
shoulder pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases

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