Detection and Intervention of Health Problems After Stroke
Aim of the study is to examine and compare with standard care; if a structured nurse-led follow-up program could reduce the need for interventions one year after stroke.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Detection and Intervention of Health Problems After Stroke A Randomised Controlled Trial of a Structured Nurse-led Follow-up Program|
- Number of interventions needed [ Time Frame: Number of interventions needed in intervention group vs control group one year after stroke. ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
- Prevalence of depression [ Time Frame: One year after stroke ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Measured with the EQ5D protocol.
|Study Start Date:||February 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: Intervention group
Assessment of risk factors three months after stroke and referral when needed
Other: Secondary prevention
Risk factors; Pain/Discomfort and Anxiety/Depression; and Other health problems were assessed. Supportive counselling
No Intervention: Control group
Expected to receive standard care after stroke
Other: Standard care
No intervention three months after stroke. Assessment one year after stroke and comparison with the intervention group.
The assessments will be performed by the investigator in the intervention group at 3 and 12 months and in the control group at 12 months after stroke as specified in the study protocol under the subheadings Risk factors; Pain/Discomfort and Anxiety/Depression; and Other health problems. Intervention needed will be registered for each patient if the values are above the limits in the guidelines,and/or if pain/discomfort, anxiety/depression, or other health problems as specified will be detected.