North Taiwan Stroke Center for Prevention and Treatment

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 16, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The Northern Taiwan Stroke Center for Prevention and Treatment Project is a single medical center, 3-year, multipurpose study. The aims of this study are (1) to set up a multidisciplinary stroke team in a well-designed stroke center for stroke care; (2) to establish a systemic stroke prevention / education protocol based on people's awareness of stroke; and (3) to create a better stroke rehabilitation protocol and pathway.there are three components in rehabilitation projects. First, we want to identify potential factors related to functional outcome in patients with stroke before and after stroke center. Second, we want to compare the functional outcome in patients who admit to the stroke center as to those admitted to the general ward. Third, we want to investigate the effect of electrical stimulation on upper limb function in patient with acute stroke.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cerebrovascular Accident Procedure: education program Procedure: nursing program Procedure: rehabilitation program Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 250 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Official Title: North Taiwan Stroke Center for Prevention and Treatment
Study Start Date : January 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2005

Intervention Details:
  • Procedure: education program
    A well-designed questionnaire concerning about awareness of stroke symptoms, knowledge, and management was done in adults of stroke victims' family members and general population.
  • Procedure: nursing program
    To establish a systemic stroke prevention, education protocol
  • Procedure: rehabilitation program
    From a sample of 648 stroke patients who were referred to rehabilitation between November 2002 and October 2002, 345 charts were successfully reviewed. Besides, 126 subjects were randomly selected and successfully contacted for telephone follow-up; and data from 87 subjects of telephone survey were included for statistical analysis. Comparison of functional status between early rehabilitation and ordinary scheduled rehabilitation for acute stroke patients was done from admission to 3 months after stroke onset. The efficacy of early application of electric stimulation for the upper paralyzed extremity was performed.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Bureau Of Health Promotion,Department of Health , R.O.C. [ Time Frame: 2003/08/29;2004/02/02;2004/08/26;2004/12/03;2005/06/12;2005/11/22 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • acute stroke
  • age > 18 y/o
  • consult rehabilitation
  • client or agent can sign a letter of consent

Exclusion Criteria(for rehabilitation protocol):

  • contraindication of electrical stimulation(pacemaker implant, severe arrhythmia, malignant cancer, wound on stimulation site)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00172484

Stroke Intensive Care Unit
Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Study Chair: Ping-Keung Yip Department of Neurology, National Taiwan Univisity Hospital

Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT00172484     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9361700808
First Posted: September 15, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 16, 2012
Last Verified: November 2012

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
cerebrovascular accident
stroke center
stroke team
intensive care of stroke
rehabilitation of stroke

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