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Evaluation of an Individualised Written Education Package for Stroke Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00126295
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 3, 2005
Last Update Posted : August 19, 2005
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Medical Benefits Fund of Australia

Brief Summary:

The primary aim of the randomised controlled trial was to evaluate the effectiveness of a tailored written education package (“What you need to know about stroke") on the outcomes of:

  • Knowledge about stroke, self-efficacy, anxiety, depression, perceived health status, satisfaction with the content and presentation of the information received, and desire for additional information for patients following stroke and
  • Knowledge about stroke, self-efficacy, anxiety, depression, satisfaction with the content and presentation of the information received, and desire for additional information for their carers.

A secondary aim was to evaluate the effect of written information on the outcomes of knowledge about stroke, self-efficacy, anxiety, depression, and perceived health status of patients following stroke and on knowledge about stroke, self-efficacy, anxiety, and depression of their carers.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Stroke Device: 'What you need to know about stroke' education package Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 130 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Official Title: Evaluation of a Computer-Generated Individualised Written Education Package for Patients Following Stroke and Their Carers
Study Start Date : June 2003
Study Completion Date : May 2005



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. knowledge about stroke
  2. self-efficacy
  3. anxiety
  4. depression
  5. perceived health status (patients only)
  6. satisfaction with the content and presentation of the information received
  7. desire for additional information


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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) or was the informal carer of a person who had a stroke or TIA;
  • Had a reported English-proficiency level, corrected hearing and vision, and communication status adequate to participate in an interview and complete assessment tasks;
  • Did not have reported or observable dementia;
  • Lived within 50km of the hospital, for ease of follow-up; and
  • Was medically stable.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00126295


Locations
Australia, Queensland
Royal Brisbane Hospital
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 4029
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical Benefits Fund of Australia
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Tammy C Hoffmann The University of Queensland
Principal Investigator: Kryss McKenna The University of Queensland
Principal Investigator: Linda Worrall The University of Queensland
Principal Investigator: Stephen Read Royal Brisbane Hospital

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00126295     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2002000023
First Posted: August 3, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 19, 2005
Last Verified: August 2005

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